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Last $50.94 USD
Change Today -0.12 / -0.24%
Volume 8.8K
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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, management buyouts, 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. It seeks to make equity and debt investments between $10 million and $50 million and may partner with other investors to engage in larger transactions. The firm 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 $5 million and $25 million. It 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. Capital Southwest Corporation was founded on April 19, 1961 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

14 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/3/14
Founded in 1961

capital southwest corp (CSWC) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $925.1K
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Off...
Total Annual Compensation: $220.1K
Managing Director and Senior Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $526.6K
Chief Investment Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $17.7K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

capital southwest corp (CSWC) Key Developments

Capital Southwest Corporation Reports Earnings Results for the Period Ended March 31, 2015

Capital Southwest Corporation reported earnings results for the period ended March 31, 2015. For the period, the company reported net assets per share of $49.30 against $49.98 a year ago. Principally as a result of these divestitures, the company's net unrealized appreciation decreased by $108,377,183. The company incurred a net investment loss of $2,445,341.

Capital Southwest Seeks Acquisitions

Capital Southwest Corporation (NasdaqGS:CSWC) is looking for acquisitions. "With the acquisition of Strathmore, we now have a meaningful market presence in the industrial coatings sector and a platform from which to grow through end-market and geographic expansion as well as through the execution of strategic acquisitions," said Joseph B. Armes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Southwest. He also said "The acquisition of Strathmore is an example of the opportunities we see for creating a standalone industrials business focused on generating free cash flow through organic and acquisition-based growth. We continue to assess strategic acquisitions that either build-out existing industry verticals or provide an entry into new, complementary industry verticals where we can enhance performance and create value,"

Capital Southwest Corporation Declares Regular Dividend, Payable on May 29, 2015

The board of directors of Capital Southwest Corporation approved on April 22, 2015 the declaration of a cash dividend in the amount of $0.10 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on May 29, 2015 to shareholders of record on May 14, 2015.


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