Anup Rao

Anup Rao

Senior Associate

Anup Rao is a Senior Associate at DAK where he works with business owners to maximize the value of their businesses by leveraging his deep financial acumen, and origination and execution expertise. Altogether, Mr. Rao has over 15 years of investment banking experience.

Prior to joining DAK, Mr. Rao worked at Capstone Headwaters, Poyry Capital and Aquaa Partners in London, originating and executing lower middle market sell-side and buy-side TMT and industrials and energy and infrastructure transactions. Before that, Mr. Rao worked at Standard Chartered Bank, where he focused on large cap ($1bn+) and mid-market cross-border M&A transactions across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

He started his investment banking career at Houlihan Lokey in Los Angeles, specializing in sell-side middle market M&A (mainly within the industrials sector), as well as valuations.

In addition, Mr. Rao leveraged his investment banking experience to enable the rapid growth and development of an innovative M&A and fundraising platform’s customer base and service offering.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Mr. Rao loves to travel and has either lived in or visited six out of seven continents around the world.

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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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