About Us

A Singular Focus on Middle-Market Businesses

Since 1984, DAK has been exclusively dedicated to helping middle-market business owners and entrepreneurs grow and sell their companies – at the right time, for the right value. Our experts are dedicated to delivering levels of strategic guidance, tenacious advocacy, and hands-on execution to our clients that they simply won’t have access to elsewhere.

About DAK

The expertise you’ve been looking for

At DAK, we look beyond the numbers to understand the passion that drives business owners and executives, and we share their desire to seek the best possible results. We help our clients navigate such vital issue as:

  • Understanding the true value of a business
  • Determining the right time to sell
  • Preparing to sell a business
  • Maximizing the value of a company
  • Evaluating strategic acquisition opportunities

The DAK Advantage

Our approach is built on successfully executing hundreds of transactions on behalf of middle-market businesses, understanding their unique needs, and then fine-tuning that process until it yields maximum results, Mid-Market Maximized. That’s why working with DAK comes with some powerful advantages:

A worldwide network

We have extensive contacts with key players in virtually every industry, across the country and around the globe providing our clients with multiple interested parties and a highly competitive process that drives the greatest possible return.

Exclusively middle market

For decades DAK has worked exclusively with middle market companies guiding them as they navigate strategic options for growth and expansion, as well as to pursue successful exit strategies. We have developed exceptional insight into what possible buyers are seeking, and what sellers need to do to earn the maximum value. We have fine-tuned steps that guide the business owner through every phase of the process.

A world-class team

Every assignment is managed by a senior executive with exemplary credentials and decades of experience, equipped with an in-depth knowledge of your business, your needs, and a well-honed process designed to achieve maximum value.

Superior service and results

White Glove service is our standard. We roll up our sleeves and work with you to understand the intricacies of your business, so we can drive the best results with superior execution.

Absolute confidentiality and trust

Nothing is more important to us than honoring the trust our clients put with us; confidentiality is a critical aspect of our process. We work hard to preserve the business and value by protecting confidentiality. The DAK Process has specific procedures in place to ensure confidentiality every step of the way.

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F.O.C.U.S. on our Core Values

We live our core values every day, focusing on the pursuit of excellence for our clients.


Fanatical Integrity & Honest Advice

Our commitment to clients is to provide accurate insightful and unbiased advice, ensuring they are well-informed about transaction opportunities, risks and timing. We are dedicated to their success and well-being and have built long-lasting relationships based on our honest advice, strong integrity, and thoughtful guidance.


Opportunity for Professional Growth Based on Merit

We highly value our team and understand the company is only as strong as the people that make it up. We reward people based on their performance and contributions.


Client Elation

We understand each client has individual needs in both their lives and businesses. We prioritize and listen throughout their journey and ensure they receive excellent service. Our goal is not to just satisfy a client, but to ensure they are elated with our performance, every step of the way.


Unmatched Execution

We set a clear vision for each client, assemble the right team and create a strategic plan to ensure their goals are met. We are accountable to our client’s success.


Strategic & Creative Thinking

We guide our clients to creating the future they desire. We identify opportunities and move the organization forward. We find proactive solutions that provide value for our clients. We spark intuition and innovation.

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VCI – Emergency Vehicle Specialists recapitalized by Tightrope Capital & NewSpring Capital

VCI is the preeminent full lifecycle sales and service provider of emergency ambulance solutions to first aid squads, EMS organizations, fire departments, hospital organizations, municipalities, and private medical transport companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region. VCI was recapitalized by private equity firms Tightrope Capital Partners and NewSpring Capital.

DAK led a competitive, sell-side process for VCI, generating multiple offers from a wide range of strategic buyers and financial sponsors. By positioning the combination of VCI’s market leadership position, comprehensive services offering, strong manufacturer relationships, and robust backlog, DAK achieved an outstanding outcome for the company’s shareholders.

The acquisition provides the shareholders of VCI an opportunity to accelerate its growth strategy by expanding its core ambulance business, building out the value-added segments of conversions and remounts, implementing operational improvements, and pursuing acquisitions with the help of its new partners. Tightrope and NewSpring have an opportunity to leverage VCI’s strong management team and operating platform to build a multi-regional player in emergency ambulance solutions.

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