DAYTON, Ohio and CINCINNATI, July 2018 -Brixey & Meyer Capital, LLC is pleased to announce that Claude Davis, Executive Chairman of First Financial Bank has joined the Investment Committee for BMC Growth Fund II. Investment Committee members serve voluntarily and are responsible to govern all investment and capital strategy decisions with respect to the portfolio businesses and the income and value they generate. All Investment Committee members are also Fund investors.
Growth Fund II is a $40M fund focused on profitable and growing small-to-medium businesses with annual EBITDA from $1-$4M located in the eastern and central time zones. The fund will close early this summer and it is expected to acquire 6-8 separate companies over the next 30-36 months.
Claude Davis is the Executive Chairman of First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank, Bancorp’s lead bank. Previously, he served as CEO of the company from October 2004 until April 2018. With over 150 offices and 2,000 employees, First Financial is a $14 billion dollar bank headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with operations in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. In 2013, Claude was elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s board of directors. He is also a member of the American Bankers Council, the Cincinnati Business Committee, the Commercial Club of Cincinnati, REDI Cincinnati Board of Directors and the World Presidents Organization, Indiana Chapter. Claude is a 2015 recipient of the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance Everest Award for having a significant positive impact on business, the community and quality of life within the I-75 Growth Corridor. He was also selected as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, an award recognizing South Central Ohio and Kentucky’s best innovators and visionary thinkers in the financial services category.
Brixey & Meyer Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm, where we intersect financial services expertise, transactional experience and entrepreneurial passion to succeed.