FI  Dobbs Equity Partners

     Office Locations:

5101 Wheelis Drive, Suite 210
Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-552-4932
Fax: 901-552-4926



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  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Dobbs Equity Partners, LLC is a private, family-owned business that makes private equity investments in existing and start-up operating companies. The firm is not a private equity fund in that they invest family assets and do not seek to raise capital from outside parties. Dobbs Equity does not have a fixed investment horizon, but are willing to invest indefinitely. The firm is primarily interested in businesses that allow investments of $3 million to $25 million, although there is the ability to do larger transactions. An ideal investment is a company and owner/manager with a reasonably profitable business (greater than $3 million of EBITDA) that is scalable but needs a long-term capital partner that can help the business grow. Dobbs will not invest in real estate, information technology, speculative technology, biotech or anything with uncertainty regarding proof of concept of regulatory approval.

    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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    John Hull Dobbs, Jr. Founder and President
    John Pettey Executive Vice President
    Rick Greene Executive Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      DYK Automotive
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      Finishing Innovations
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      Frenkel & Company
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      Potter Electric Signal Co.
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      Premier Distributing Company
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      Strategic Behavioral Health
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      The Universal Group
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