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Capital Southwest Names Former Goldman Specialty Lender Principal on Investment Team

September 27, 2017, 08:01 AM

Capital Southwest Corporation announced that seasoned middle market lending professional Curtis Harrison has joined the Company as a Principal on the investment team, effective immediately. Harrison joins Capital Southwest from Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, bringing to Capital Southwest extensive direct middle market lending experience.

“We are excited to welcome Curtis to Capital Southwest as we continue to expand our ability to source, structure and manage a robust directly-originated middle market credit portfolio,” said Bowen S. Diehl, Chief Executive Officer of Capital Southwest. “Curtis has significant experience in evaluating, structuring and closing credit investments in middle-market companies in a variety of industries.  The ability to attract talent like Curtis is a testament to the team’s progress and track record of establishing Capital Southwest as a robust middle market lending platform.  Curtis adds significant depth to the investment team and further enhances our ability to create long-term shareholder value.”

Harrison brings over 13 years of direct lending experience to Capital Southwest.  Before joining the Company, he was a Vice President in the Specialty Lending Group at Goldman Sachs & Co, where he led over fifty financing transactions representing over $2.0 billion in invested capital.  Industries in which Harrison has substantial experience include:  software, media, telecom, healthcare, business services, advertising, restaurants and logistics.  Prior to Goldman, Mr. Harrison was in the investment banking group at Deloitte & Touche, and held various finance positions at Koch Industries, Inc. Harrison earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and is a CFA charterholder.

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