The aerospace sector is in a period of significant transition. Growing worldwide passenger and cargo demand, aging aircraft fleets and the effects of increasing fuel prices on airline profitability have led to record aircraft order backlogs and new, more fuel efficient aircraft platforms.
We seek to partner with businesses that have demonstrated stability of revenue and visibility of forward demand through long term agreements and platform diversification as well as strong margins. We are pursuing investments that serve both commercial and military government segments.
Our areas of interest include:
- Airframe Systems
- Power Systems
Scott Shedd joined Capital Southwest in 2012. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Blackland Group, LLC, an aerospace & defense focused private equity firm. Prior to that, Scott was a Vice President at Jefferies & Company where he started and ran the Private Equity Placements Group and worked within the Financial Sponsors Group. His earlier experience includes management and technology consulting roles at Trading Technologies, Widepoint Corporation, IBM & Accenture. Scott served eight years in the United States Army and the Indiana National Guard. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Computer Science from Indiana University.