PE  C3 Capital

     Office Locations:

1511 Baltimore Ave., Suite 500
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-756-2225
Fax: 816-756-5552

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  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    C3 Capital is a fund management company based in Kansas City, with satellite offices in Phoenix. C3 currently manages three funds (C3 Capital Partners, L.P., C3 Capital Partners II, L.P. and C3 Capital Partners III, L.P.), with approximately $460 million in assets that provide capital for businesses to finance later stage growth, strategic acquisitions, ownership transitions, and recapitalizations. C3 was founded in 1994 and has invested $318 million in 63 small businesses. The funds make $3 million to $12 million investments in the form of subordinated debt or preferred equity, and are licensed as Small Business Investment Companies. C3 provides the layer of a company's capital structure between senior debt and common equity, often referred to as 'mezzanine' capital. C3 invests in established businesses with history of profitability and will not invest in early stage businesses or in turnarounds. The firm targets companies with earnings before interest and taxes of at least $1.5 million in industries that include chemicals, plastics, energy, business services, distribution, and high value-added manufacturing. C3 will not invest in real estate, mineral exploration, financial institutions, or businesses involving a significant bet on the evolution of specific technologies or with a high risk of technological obsolescence. The firm's geographic focus is on the Midwest and South, but will consider investments nationally.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Andrew Butler Associate Director
    Baron Cass Partner and Co-Founder
    Christopher F. Roden Managing Director
    Jamie Kluesner Administrative
    Jared E. Poland Managing Director


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