Investment Characteristics

We look for companies that meet all the criteria below and with our diverse operating history, we remain opportunistic to investing in businesses outside our seven key industries.

COMPANY

  • Profitable companies under $100 million in revenues
  • Significant, organic and/or acquisition growth potential
  • Leading market position with a defensible product or service that competes on more than price
  • Value-based employee culture with a customer and goal oriented focus

MARKET

  • Primarily Southeastern US but will consider anywhere in US
  • Industry neutral
  • Niche markets where the larger market participants are not as focused or cannot compete

OWNERSHIP / MANAGEMENT

  • Interested in the following investment-stage scenarios:
    • GROWTH investing to enable profitable, growing companies to fund internal growth and/or acquisitions
    • BUYOUTS where owners are looking to exit completely
    • RECAPITALIZATION providing partial liquidation of the owner’s equity position
  • Interested in acquiring a majority or meaningful minority ownership stake, with board involvement
  • A strong management team with a successful track record,
    and looking to retain a meaningful ownership stake
  • Situations where we are typically the first institutional investor

D. Webb Wilson

D. Webb Wilson

Principal

Webb Wilson joined Kemmons Wilson Companies (KWC) in 2012 as a Principal of the company. Webb focuses primarily on private equity and real-estate activities at KWC, provides underwriting and diligence for operating Companies and real estate opportunities, and leverages his investment management and hospitality experience as a partner for KWHP

After Webb earned his BA in Philosophy and Religious studies at the University of Virginia he held an internship with Balyasny Asset Management while in the MBA program at Kellogg School of Management. Upon receiving his masters, Webb worked for Centennial Partners from 2005-2010 first as an analyst before advancing into the role of Portfolio Manager. Webb is also a CFA Charterholder.

Webb’s current professional board involvements include Wilson Investment Management, Imagineer Technology Group, Central BBQ, Valor Hospitality, Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partners, and Billy Reid. His philanthropic associates includes serving as treasurer for Memphis Bridge Lighting and volunteering at Bridges Inc., a foundation that was founded by his mother, Becky Wilson.

True to his southern roots, Webb has participated in the annual Memphis BBQ fest with his team, Swina, The People’s Republic, for 11 years.

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