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Last $49.11 USD
Change Today +0.58 / 1.20%
Volume 33.2K
As of 8:10 PM 07/31/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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capital southwest corp (CSWC) Details

Capital Southwest Corporation is a business development company specializing in private equity investments in growth capital, acquisition financings, industry consolidations, early-stage financing, sponsor-led buyouts management buyouts, middle market, subordinated debt, first and second lien loans, senior uni-tranche structures and equity co-investment positions. and minority recapitalizations. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing. The firm seeks to invest in energy services and products, industrial technologies, and specialty chemicals and products. Within energy services and products, the firm seeks to invest in each segment of the industry, including upstream, midstream and downstream, excluding exploration and production with a focus on differentiated products and services, equipment and tool rental, consumable products, and drilling and completion chemicals. Within industrial technologies, it seeks to invest in automation and process controls, handling and packaging equipment, industrial filtration and fluid handling, measurement, monitoring and testing, professional tools, and sensors and instrumentation. Within and specialty chemicals and products, the firm seeks to invest in businesses that develop and manufacture highly differentiated chemicals and products including adhesives, coatings and sealants, catalysts and absorbents, cosmeceuticals, fine chemicals, flavors and fragrances, performance lubricants, polymers, plastics and composites, chemical dispensing and filtration equipment, professional and industrial trade consumables and tools, engineered solutions for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical installations, specified high performance materials for fire protection and oilfield applications. It may also invest in exceptional opportunities in building products, healthcare services, niche manufacturing, and technology enabled business services, and value added distribution sectors. For platform investments, the firm seeks companies headquartered in the United States, whereas for add-on acquisitions it invests in companies worldwide. The firm seeks to make equity and debt investments between $5 million and $50 million and may partner with other investors to engage in larger transactions. It prefers to invest in companies with revenues approaching above $10 million, profitable operations, historical growth rate of at least 15 percent per year, EBITDA between $3 million and $25 million. The firm has the flexibility to hold investments indefinitely companies and prefers to acquire non control stakes in its investee companies. The firm prefers to take Board participation in its portfolio companies. It also makes syndicate investments. Capital Southwest Corporation was founded on April 19, 1961 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

17 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/3/15
Founded in 1961

capital southwest corp (CSWC) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $447.3K
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Off...
Total Annual Compensation: $253.8K
Senior Vice President of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $65.8K
Managing Director and Senior Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $526.6K
Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice Pres...
Total Annual Compensation: $428.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

capital southwest corp (CSWC) Key Developments

Capital Southwest Corporation Announces Appointment of Michael S. Sarner as Senior Vice President, Effective on or Before August 1, 2015

On June 29, 2015, Capital Southwest Corporation announced the appointment of Michael S. Sarner as Senior Vice President of the company, effective on or before August 1, 2015. Following the completion of the previously announced spin-off transaction, Mr. Sarner will be appointed Chief Financial Officer of the business development company. Mr. Sarner brings over 20 years of financial, treasury and BDC experience to Capital Southwest. Before joining the company, he spent 15 years at American Capital Ltd. in a variety of financial roles, most recently as Senior Vice President, Treasury. At American Capital, he was responsible for initiatives and staff development related to debt capital markets, treasury and financial planning and analysis. These responsibilities included corporate debt originations, refinancings, RIC/BDC compliance and debt servicing.

Capital Southwest Corporation Announces Addition of Josh Weinstein as Principal on the Investment Team

Capital Southwest Corporation announced that Josh Weinstein has joined the company as a Principal on the investment team, effective immediately. Mr. Weinstein brings to Capital Southwest extensive sourcing and underwriting experience in both direct lending and middle market syndicated credits. Mr. Weinstein brings 15 years of capital markets and investment experience to Capital Southwest. Before joining the company, he was a Principal at H.I.G. WhiteHorse where he was responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, evaluation, structuring and monitoring middle market credits in multiple industries for a number of credit platforms including a publicly traded BDC.

Capital Southwest Corporation Announces Retirement of Samuel B. Ligon as Director

Capital Southwest Corporation announced that on June 22, 2015, Samuel B. Ligon, a Director of the company advised the company that he plans to retire and will not stand for re-election to the Board of Directors of the company when his term expires at the company's 2015 annual meeting of shareholders (the Annual Meeting). Mr. Ligon's retirement from the Board will be effective at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting. Mr. Ligon has served on the Board since 2003. Mr. Ligon's decision to retire and not stand for re-election was not the result of any disagreement with the company or its management.


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