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
About DFW Capital Partners
DFW Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on lower middle-market companies. The firm concentrates on service companies, with an emphasis on healthcare and outsourced business and industrial support services. DFW is backed by both institutional and high-net worth individual investors, and has established a 20+ year track record of success in both building leading companies, and recognizing excellent returns for its investors. DFW is headquartered in Teaneck, NJ, and maintains an office in Washington, D.C. For more information contact Keith Pennell, General Partner, at (201) 836-6000.