Wilkes Lane Capital

Family Office | Private Investing

Wilkes Lane Capital, LLC is an entrepreneurial investment firm focused on acquiring and investing in manufacturing and health care companies. Wilkes Lane invests the personal capital of its principals and can therefore be very creative in evaluating and molding opportunities. The principals have extensive experience buying, operating and growing companies across changing business cycles.

Investment Philosophy

Having acquired, led and grown successful businesses with a wide range of competitive characteristics and across an assortment of business climates, Wilkes Lane Capital’s principals take a pragmatic and versatile approach to achieving business success. Prior to acquisition/investment, we develop a thorough understanding of the plumbing of the target business and its business sector. We focus on understanding the relative importance of key inputs to the business (e.g., labor, intellectual property, operations, sales, technology, financing, risk management, etc.). We then identify leverage points to push growth and identify the systems that need to be in place to ensure it is met. We are hands-on investors and business owners. We are not subject to exit horizons associated with private equity as we intend to hold all of our investments for the long-term.


Felix J. Dawson – Partner
Prior to forming Wilkes Lane, from 2001 to 2008, Mr. Dawson held various executive level positions at Constellation Energy Group (now Exelon), a Fortune 500 energy company based in Baltimore, including the President and Chief Executive Officer of Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc. (CCG), a global energy trading and investment company with offices in Baltimore, Houston, London, and Sydney. Prior to Constellation, Mr. Dawson held commercial growth positions at Goldman Sachs and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Dawson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Accounting from Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Daniel C. Reck – Partner
Prior to the formation of  Wilkes Lane, Mr. Reck was co-head of Origination at Constellation Commodities Group and responsible for building businesses including: a global coal and freight business based in London, an oil and gas principal investment portfolio, North American natural gas marketing, as well as marketing and trading businesses including European gas and power, uranium, and carbon. Prior to Constellation, Mr. Reck worked for Enron Capital and Trade in Houston, TX, and Abt Associates, a public policy consulting firm in Cambridge, MA. Mr. Reck holds a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University, a Masters of Science and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Rochester.

Investment Portfolio

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