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 (Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partners).

Webb earned his BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Virginia before working as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Centennial Partners from 2005-2010. Webb held an internship with Balyasny Asset Management while enrolled in the MBA Program at the Kellogg School of Management. Webb is also a CFA Charterholder.

Webb’s current professional board involvements include Wilson Investment Management, Central BBQ, Valor Hospitality, Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partners, and Billy Reid. His philanthropic efforts include serving as treasurer for Memphis Bridge Lighting and serving as Vice-Chair at Bridges USA.

True to his southern roots, Webb has actively participated in the annual Memphis BBQ Festival with his team “People’s Republic of Swina” for 11 years.

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