Douglas H. Gilbert has joined DFW Capital Partners as a general partner. He will be based in Washington D.C. Gilbert was previously an MD with MCG Capital Corp. Also, DeVer F. Warner has joined DFW Capital as an associate. He will be based in Teaneck, N.J.
September 15, 2011 DFW Capital Partners adds Douglas H. Gilbert as a General Partner
DFW Capital Partners announced today that Douglas H. Gilbert has joined the firm as a General Partner, and will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Doug comes to DFW with an extensive 20 year background in private equity and debt investing. For five years prior to joining DFW, Doug was a Managing Director with MCG Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: MCGC), a publicly-traded business development company focused on senior, mezzanine and (historically) direct private equity investments in middle market operating companies. While at MCG, Doug was a senior member of the firm’s deal origination, execution and portfolio management team, completing transactions in excess of $250 million in enterprise value. Prior to MCG, Doug was a Partner with Winston Partners, a lower-middle market focused private equity firm. During Doug’s four years with Winston, he was involved in several successful management buyout and growth equity transactions. Doug came to Winston from Thayer Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C. based private equity firm. Doug joined Thayer as an associate, and over a seven year tenure with the firm, rose to the level of Managing Director and Partner.
Keith Pennell, General Partner of DFW, commented: “We have had the pleasure of working with Doug for many years through two prior portfolio companies and hold his investment style and professionalism in very high regard. As we look to expand our investment team and capital base, we are thrilled to add an individual with Doug’s caliber to our team.” Doug Gilbert added, “DFW has a terrific track record of investing in excellent companies with strong management teams that are primed to excel. The strategy of targeting lower middle market transactions in healthcare, business and industrial services matches well with my background and investment experience. I am excited about joining a partnership with people of such high quality and integrity.” Doug will be involved in all aspects of DFW’s investment activities, including deal sourcing, execution, portfolio company financings, fundraising and overall portfolio management.
Doug holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA in Political Economy from Williams College. He is married and has four children
August 1, 2011 DFW Capital Partners Expands Investment Team
DFW Capital Partners announced today that DeVer F. Warner has joined the firm as an Associate, based in the Teaneck, NJ office. DeVer brings to DFW an existing background in growth capital and private equity investing. A recent MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Management, DeVer previously worked as an analyst with Centripetal Capital Partners, a Connecticut-based growth capital firm investing in lower middle-market service and technology companies. Previous experience includes an analyst position with Cape Venture Partners, a South Africa-based venture capital firm, and a business strategy position with ADC Telecommunications, a global telecom network infrastructure provider. DeVer received his undergraduate degree in economics from Union College.