FI  South Central

     Office Locations:

P.O. Box 3848
Evansville, IN 47708



  • Early
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Transportation & Distribution



    South Central Inc. is a 75 year old family office and holding company established in 1946 on the banks of the Ohio River in Evansville, Indiana. The firm represents the interests of the Engelbrecht family. The firm's traditional investment range is: $5 - $20 million; the Early Stage investment range: $100,000 - $250,000. Current target industries include: B2B and B2C services, manufacturing, distribution. The company's many investments have included WIKY raduim as well as area radio stations WSTO Hot 96, WABX 107.5, country station WLFW (now WLYD) 93.5. In addition the company owned FM stations in Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee, multiple television stations and South Central AV, an audio-visual company operating in 15 states.

    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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    J.P. Engelbrecht Founder
    Logan Bitter Director of Finance
    Randy Champion Chief Financial Officer


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