Bob D. Crants III

Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Pharos Capital Group LLC

Bob D. Crants III

Bob D. Crants III

Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Pharos Capital Group LLC

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Pharos Capital BDC, Inc.
Prison Realty Trust, Inc.
Pharos Capital Group LLC

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783

Number of Boards

17

Birthday

1969

Age

51

Number of Awards

1

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Founding Partner at Pharos Capital Group LLC

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Partner at Pharos Capital Group LLC

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Partner at Pharos Capital Group LLC

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Co-Founder at TechLab, Inc.

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Co-Founder at TechLab, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Motion PT Holdings, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at Pharos Capital Group LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Motion PT Holdings, Inc.

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Principal at Pharos Capital Group LLC

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Co-Chief Financial Officer at Pharos Capital Group LLC

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Bob D. Crants III
Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Pharos Capital Group LLC
Education
AB in Economics, summa cum laude
Class of 1990

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Career History
Director & Chief Investment Officer
2017 - Current

Pharos Capital BDC, Inc. is an emerging growth company. It focuses on the healthcare sector. The company was founded on October 3, 2017 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer
1998 - Current

Pharos Capital Group invests primarily in established businesses based in the US with EBITDA of at least $2 million, revenue of at least $10 million. The firm seeks to provide growth stage capital for businesses and invests across sectors with a focus on healthcare, business services, drug development, life sciences, biotechnology and technology sectors. They provide funding for acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, and recapitalizations with an investment size ranging from $20 million to $50 million.Pharos Capital prefers to invest in companies that offer multiple exit opportunities which may include a financial buyer, an IPO, a recapitalization or a sale to a strategic purchaser.

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Current

Based in Dallas and Nashville, Pharos Capital Group (“Pharos”) has $600 million in capital under management through three private equity funds. Their latest partnership is a $400 million fund focused on providing later stage equity funding for internal growth, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts or recapitalizations across industry sectors, with particular focus on healthcare, business services and technology. Pharos typically takes $10 to $30 million equity positions through staged investing in undercapitalized businesses in underserved regions across the nation. They typically are the lead investor in a round, or will co-lead a financing along with other institutional investors. Their investment mandate is to be value added investors who bring more than just capital to the table.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Ascendant Media, Inc. provides online marketing services. The company offers web-based marketing tools and services designed to help customers generate new sales leads. The company was founded by Curt Hahn & Steve Minor and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Director
Current

SmartDM Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc., is a company headquartered in Nashville, TN. The firm provides direct marketing services and information management. On 07 Jan 05 Acxiom Corp. acquired SmartDM Holdings, Inc.

Director
Prior - 2010

iOnosphere, Inc. provides VoIP telephone services and an international long distance wholesale carrier. It provides VoIP telephone service to small business and residential users via a broadband connection and an Internet access device. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Greenville, SC.

Political Donations
$1,000
2001

Representative from Texas's 30th Congressional District

$612
2000

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

$4,000
1998
Transactions
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Pharos Capital Group LLC, The Family Treatment Network, Inc. purchase ABA of North Texas LLC

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Pharos Capital Group LLC purchases TechLab, Inc.

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Pharos Capital Group LLC purchases Employee Benefit Solutions, Inc.

Awards & Honors
1993
Goldman Sachs - Innovation Award, Investment Banking Division
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