DAK Welcomes New Chief People Officer

Rochelle Park, NJ – DAK, an investment bank that specializes in guiding middle market companies as they navigate mergers, acquisitions, business sales, and other strategic advisory services, is pleased to announce that Diane Prohaska joined the firm as the Chief People Officer.

“We are excited to have Diane on our team” said Alan J. Scharfstein, CEO of DAK. “Diane will be instrumental in maintaining our unique, world-class employment experience ensuring we have best-in-class talent to guide our clients through some of the most critical decisions of their lives.”

Ms. Prohaska brings two decades of experience in world class organizations, including Pernod Ricard, Inbev AB, Takeda USA, and Virgin Atlantic, where she has held senior leadership positions supporting all aspects of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

Scharfstein further stated, “The DAK Team welcomes Diane, and we are excited for her contributions as we continue to offer best-in-class service to our clients with superior, personal attention throughout every step of the process.”

For more information on Diane Prohaska click here.

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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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