PE  Capital Southwest Corporation

     Office Locations:

5400 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75240
Phone: 214-238-5700
Fax: 214-238-5701



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Medical Device



    Founded in 1961, Capital Southwest (NASDAQ: CSWC) is a publicly owned business development company, and has invested in over 250 middle market companies in its history. Since its initial $15 million IPO, CSWC has distributed approximately $850 million in cash and stock to shareholders and held approximately $271 million in net assets as of December 31, 2015. The firm provides funding for growth financing of existing businesses, management-led buyouts, acquisition financings, and minority recapitalizations. The firms current industry focuses are Energy Services & Products, Industrial Technologies, and Specialty Chemicals & Products. Exceptional industries of interest include building products, healthcare services, and technology enabled business services. Capital Southwest's investment size ranges from $5 million to $20 million of equity capital, and occasionally the firm will partner with other investors to engage in larger transactions. The firm targets companies with EBITDA near-profitable to $3 million.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bowen S. Diehl President and CEO
    Douglas Kelley Senior Vice President & Managing Director
    Josh Weinstein Principal
    Michael Sarner CFO
    William M. Ashbaugh Senior Vice President and Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      ACI Group
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      Alamo Group
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      Atlantic Capital
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      Balco Inc.
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      Blue Magic
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      Discovery Alliance
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      Encore Wire Corporation
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      Extreme International
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      KBI Biopharma
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      Smoke Guard
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      The Whitmore Group
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