DAK Mergers and Acquisitions History

DAK was founded in 1984 to fill a void in sophisticated merger and acquisition services for middle market companies.

At the time, high-caliber investment banking services were available only to companies large enough to capture the attention of Wall Street firms. Our focus and strategy – understanding and maximizing value of middle market companies – remain steadfast.

DAK Mergers and Acquisitions History

DAK and its affiliate, DAK Capital, have brought the full range of investment banking capabilities – divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, capital advisory, valuations and fairness opinions – to its clients for over a quarter of a century. DAK is recognized as the leading investment bank to the middle market.

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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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