Clavis Capital Partners: Fastest-growing small private company in DFW

Dallas Business Journal Features TXC Award Finalist Clavis Capital Partners

Clavis Capital Partners, one of Texas Consilium’s Business Excellence Award Finalists for 2020-21, was featured in a Dallas Business Journal story on February 19, 2021.  DBJ, a Texas Consilium Media Partner, reported that Clavis was named the fastest-growing small privately held company in North Texas through a collaboration between the Business Journal and The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. The award is based on percentage growth and absolute dollar growth over the past three years.

Managing Partner Todd Dauphinais founded Dallas-based Clavis in 2014 to invest in U.S.-based manufacturing companies, but wanted the firm to be different from other private equity companies in its mindset and operations. Dauphinais’ background is primarily in manufacturing, and he wanted that perspective, plus a “scrappy, collaborative culture,” to be Clavis’ north star.

“We are operators as opposed to finance folks. Our backgrounds are in operations, our experience base is in operations,” Dauphinais said. “The two things that make us different are our operating backgrounds and experience, as well as our culture.”  Todd Dauphinais was one of our Texas Consilium board room panelists at our October 2020 breakfast, which you can view HERE.

It’s another great Texas-grown entrepreneurial success story which we love to share at Texas Consilium.  This entrepreneurial success and lessons learned along the way, are among the reasons that Clavis is one of our Texas Consilium Business Excellence Award Finalists for 2020-21. See more about Clavis and all of our “Pursuit of Excellence” award nominees HERE.

Read the Dallas Business Journal story HERE.

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