Watch the CEO Signature Series interview with Bowen S. Diehl, Chief Executive Officer of Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC).
Bowen S. Diehl, CEO
Mr. Diehl joined Capital Southwest in 2014 and leads the firm's investment activities and strategic direction. He brings over 20 years of experience in sourcing, structuring and managing investments in a variety of industries. Mr. Diehl came to Capital Southwest from American Capital, Ltd., which he joined in 2001 and had been a Managing Director since 2007. While at American Capital, he closed investments in 15 platform companies and several add-on acquisitions, representing over $1.1 billion of invested capital. Mr. Diehl’s investments have been in a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, business services and consumer finance. Mr. Diehl earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree, with majors in Environmental/Geotechnical Engineering and Economics, from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Diehl lives in Dallas with his wife and three children.
Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq: CSWC) is a Dallas, Texas-based publicly traded business development company, with approximately $279 million in net assets as of September 30, 2016. Capital Southwest is a credit investment firm focused on supporting the acquisition and growth of middle market businesses with $5 to $20 million investments across the capital structure, including first lien, unitranche, second lien and subordinated debt, as well as non-control equity co-investments. Since Capital Southwest's formation in 1961, it has always sought to invest in companies with strong management teams and sound financial performance. As a public company with a permanent capital base, Capital Southwest is fortunate to have the flexibility to be creative in its financing solutions and to invest to support the growth of its portfolio companies over long periods of time.