Published October 19, 2012

Hadley Capital Acquires W.C. Rouse & Son

By Scott Dickes

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of W.C Rouse & Son. W.C Rouse is based in North Carolina and is the southeast's leading provider of commercial and industrial boiler equipment and services. W.C Rouse works with their customers to improve the efficiency, reliability, and safety of their boiler system with low cost, effective solutions. This transaction is another example of Hadley Capital working with a small business founder seeking to diversify their assets. We welcome W.C Rouse to the Hadley Capital family.

Scott Dickes - General Partner

Scott founded Hadley Capital in 1998 with the objective of bringing a professional investment strategy to the small company market. Scott has spent the better part of two decades financing and growing small companies. It’s in his blood … he grew up visiting small companies on family vacations with his dad who was also a small company investor.

Scott works with Gillinder Glass, S&S, Custom Label, Harris Seeds, ISS, and W.C. Rouse, and was previously the chairman of the board of Packaging Specialists, JRI Industries and Kelatron, all former Hadley Capital companies.

He enjoys traveling with his family, flying (instrument rated pilot), rock climbing, golf, paddle tennis, and water skiing. Scott recently took up beekeeping as a hobby.

Scott is a Trustee of the Hadley School for the Blind (no affiliation). He holds a BA from Duke University and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Scott and his wife have two teenage children.