Jimmy Watson has joined Clavis Capital Partners, where he will be broadly responsible for both new investment opportunity evaluation and existing portfolio company optimization. Most recently, Watson served as a finance and process improvement professional with Demilec USA LLC.
Clavis Capital Partners is pleased to announce the expansion of its Dallas based team and welcomes Jimmy Watson to the Clavis family.
Jimmy joined Clavis on June 1st and will be broadly responsible for both new investment opportunity evaluation and existing portfolio company optimization. Prior to joining Clavis, Jimmy served as a finance and process improvement professional with Demilec USA LLC a leading building products manufacturing company which was recently acquired by Huntsman Chemical from Sun Capital Partners. Previously, Jimmy served as a consultant with both Riveron and E&Y. Jimmy started his career as a finance professional with the Raytheon Company. Jimmy holds a BBA from the University of Arkansas and is completing his MBA from Southern Methodist University. He is also actively involved in a variety of Dallas social and charitable causes.
“I am extremely excited to welcome Jimmy to Clavis where he will be an integral part of our growing team. Jimmy has a unique combination of financial and operational skills that will fit nicely with Clavis’ operational approach to investing” commented Todd Dauphinais, Managing Partner of Clavis Capital Partners. “We are very fortunate to have him with us and look forward to working with him closely in the future.”
Additionally, Clavis announced the inaugural launch of its Private Equity Intern program and welcomed three talented individuals to join the Clavis team for the summer of 2018 – Will Meyers, Zubair Benyacoub and Doris Sun.The Clavis Intern program is designed to give current students who have an interest in private investments and operations real world experience and perspective on investing in and operating small to medium sized businesses.
About Clavis Capital Partners
Based in Dallas, Texas, Clavis Capital Partners is an operationally focused Private Equity firm that makes growth investments in manufacturing and industrial companies headquartered in the United States. Clavis professionals and advisors are experienced operators who are passionate about building sustainable, competitive and growing businesses. Clavis focuses on investments in under-resourced, lower to middle-market businesses with enterprise values ranging from $20 million to over $100 million. Since 2015, Clavis has invested in 5 companies across three platforms – Aerospace, Infrastructure and Precision Manufacturing – representing approximately $100 million in capital deployed. More information can be found at www.claviscp.com.
We Typically Look For:
• Growth oriented manufacturing or industrial services business
• Current EBITDA between $3 million and $15 million
• Definable growth and/or exit opportunities
• Headquartered and primary operations in the United States
• No geographical restrictions; however strong preference for companies based in the Southwest, Southeast or Midwest
• Industry segment/sector focus not driven by significant cyclical elements
• Sustainable business model with favorable long term prospects
• Defensible opportunity for accelerated growth from a Clavis partnership