June 26, 2024

Zabel Promotes Tanner Williams to Senior Associate

Charlotte, NC (June 26, 2024) – The Zabel Companies is pleased to announce Tanner Williams has been promoted to Senior Associate.

Tanner joined Zabel in April 2022 and has played an instrumental role in evaluating and executing new investment opportunities and working closely with our portfolio companies to be a value-added resource with management teams.

“It has been a pleasure to watch Tanner progress in his time with Zabel. He is a highly respected teammate and his perspectives and insights have contributed significantly to our firm and our portfolio companies,” said Zabel’s Managing Partner, Bill Lunsford.  “In addition, Tanner continues to be a strong culture carrier for Zabel through his growth mindset, positive attitude, and passion for learning.”

“Tanner has provided a considerable amount of leverage and expertise in supporting our team in achieving our growth objectives,” said Don Barry, Chief Executive Officer of Bedford Precision Parts.  “His passion for our business and strong financial and strategic skillsets have made a meaningful impact on our company.”

Prior to joining Zabel, Tanner was an Associate at Fidus Capital, a Business Development Company (“BDC”) providing capital to lower middle market companies. Tanner began his career at Fidus, where he was involved in the investment of ~$150M+ of principal debt and equity capital across various industries.

Tanner was born in Richmond, VA and moved to Charlotte at a young age, where he has called home since. Tanner graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and minors in Entrepreneurship and History.  He and his wife, Sydney, are avid UNC fans and have a young daughter with another on the way.

About The Zabel Companies

Based in Charlotte, NC, The Zabel Companies is an investment firm dedicated to partnering with management teams to build privately held companies over the long term within the specialty manufacturing, value-added distribution, and niche outsourced business services sectors. Zabel brings a patient and flexible approach to investing in and growing high quality businesses. Whether through a buyout, recapitalization, or injection of growth capital, Zabel’s strategy is to work closely with management teams to grow businesses and build value for all parties involved. For more information, visit www.zabelcompanies.com.