Capital Southwest Corporation Announces New Vice Presidents

DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq:CSWC) is pleased to announce that it has added three new Vice Presidents, Henry J. Gohlke, Matthew B. Golden, and C. Scott Shedd.

Mr. Gohlke joined Capital Southwest to lead the firm's investment activities in the specialty chemicals and products sector. He has more than 30 years of engineering, market research, change management and financial analysis experience. He is a subject matter expert in fire protection of standard and seismic expansion joints and through-penetrations. He previously served as Principal at Sebesta Blomberg and Vice President of Corporate Development at The RectorSeal Corporation. Mr. Gohlke earned his MBA in Finance from Baker College of Advanced Studies and a BSME from the University of Oklahoma. He is completing a PhD from Walden University. Mr. Gohlke is focused on seeking fitting acquisitions for our wholly owned portfolio companies, as well as concentrating on direct investment opportunities and will serve as a director on the board of multiple portfolio companies.

Mr. Golden joined Capital Southwest to lead the firm's investment activities in the industrial technologies sector. Previously, he was Vice President at Hunt Investment Group, a Dallas-based private equity firm affiliated with Ray L. Hunt. He has also served in a finance capacity at Sapient and as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch in New York. Mr. Golden received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Golden is concentrating on direct investment opportunities, and will serve as a director on the board of multiple portfolio companies.

Mr. Shedd joined Capital Southwest after serving as Managing Director at Blackland Group, LLC, an aerospace & defense focused private equity firm. Prior to that, Scott was a Vice President at Jefferies & Company where he started and ran the Private Equity Placements Group and worked within the Financial Sponsors Group. His earlier experience includes management and technology consulting roles at Trading Technologies, Widepoint Corporation, IBM & Accenture. Scott served eight years in the United States Army and the Indiana National Guard. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Computer Science from Indiana University. Mr. Shedd is concentrating on direct investment opportunities, and will serve as a director on the board of multiple portfolio companies.

Gary Martin, Chairman and CEO of Capital Southwest Corporation, commented: "I am pleased to welcome these three experienced and successful investment professionals to our team. They will be instrumental in growing our portfolio."

About Capital Southwest Corporation

Capital Southwest is celebrating over 50 years of helping companies grow and prosper. Since our founding in 1961, we have operated as a business development company with a refreshingly different mindset: we provide capital to exceptional businesses and have the patience and flexibility to hold investments indefinitely, enabling companies to achieve their potential. Visit our website at to learn about our investment criteria and how our capital can accelerate your company's growth.

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CONTACT: Gary L. Martin or Tracy L. Morris 972-233-8242Source:Capital Southwest Corporation