FI  Dobbs Management Service

     Office Locations:

6070 Poplar Ave, Suite 750
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: 901-684-1082



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Dobbs Management Service (DMS) is the investment arm organized exclusively for the John Hull Dobbs Family that oversees its assets including marketable securities and direct investments. DMS is a legacy of the central corporate office for the Dobbs Automotive business and has been operational for over 25 years in support of the Family's business and investment efforts. The Dobbs Family has an 85 year history of owning and operating successful businesses including: Beverage Distribution, Food Service, Financial Services, Automotive Dealerships, Fire & Security, Financial Services, HMOs, Restaurants, Dental Clinics, Automotive Aftermarket Distribution, Insurance Brokerage, and Heavy Duty Truck Dealerships. In 2005, the Dobbs family made a strategic decision to substantially increase its investment in direct investments in operating companies that it could own and control for the long-term. Dobbs typically seeks companies with the following general parameters: $10MM to $20MM of current or potential EBITDA; $20MM to $50MM targeted initial equity investment (signficantly more in select situations); and $75MM to $100MM theoretical maximum investment with follow-on investments.

    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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    Bill Lawson Vice President
    Chris Crosby
    Edward Dobbs President
    John Hull Dobbs
    Mike Orians


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