PE  Gen Cap America

     Office Locations:

40 Burton Hills Boulevard, Suite 420
Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: 615-256-0231
Fax: 615-256-2487



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Founded in 1985, Gen Cap America (GCA) is a private investment firm headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. GCA specializes in acquisitions and recapitalizations of middle market businesses. GCA is actively investing Southvest Fund VI, L.P., a $165 million fund closed in March 2009. Investment candidates usually have revenues between $5 and $100 million and most are privately-held businesses or subsidiaries and divisions of larger corporations. Investments are made in established businesses with demonstrated operating histories and quality management teams. Examples of common GCA structures include the following: Management Buyout, Corporate Divestiture, Recapitalization, and Family Succession. GCA regularly makes investments in manufacturing, distribution, and basic service companies and avoids real estate and high-tech transactions.

    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 L. Ginsberg Vice President
    Barney D. Byrd President and CEO
    Christopher T. Godwin Senior Vice President
    Donald D. Napier Executive Vice President
    J. Matthew Lane Senior Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      Advantage Nursing Services
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      Air Transport Components
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      Alpha Technics
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      Avanti Products
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      Becker Glove International
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      Belt Power
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      Calling All Ships
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      Challenger Lifts
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      CPS Distributors
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      Day Motor Sports
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      Douglas Machines
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      Fleet Acquisitions
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      International Systems of America
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      Lamm Food Service
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      Magnum Systems
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      Metro Boiler Tube Company
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      Myco Trailers
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      Nth Degree
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      OFM Furniture
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      Southern Filter Media
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      Street & Co.
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      Target Distributing
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      Thomas Pipe & Supply
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      Van Pool Transportation
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