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Printable DFW Overview

 
Founded in 1983 to provide private equity capital to high-growth middle-market service companies. DFW actively manages several pools of committed private capital, with over $200 million in aggregate funded commitments. Our funding sources include large institutional investors as well as numerous high net worth individuals and family trusts. Through a subsidiary, DFW also operates a licensed SBIC.
Providing Equity for established companies looking to grow, both internally or through acquisition, and for management-led buyouts. We prefer to be the "first institutional money in" and are generally represented on the boards of directors of our portfolio companies. We also seek attractive co-investment opportunities with other established private equity firms.
Focused Investment Strategy targeting Business Services, Industrial Services and Healthcare-related Services. DFW focuses on service companies taking advantage of the accelerating trend toward outsourcing of both non-core functions and entire business processes. Service companies which utilize technology, in a proprietary or unique way, are of particular interest to DFW.
Support and Flexibility by delivering funding capacity for growth beyond the "small company" threshold. We generally invest between $5 million and $10 million per transaction from our funds under management. Substantially greater funding is possible through inclusion of our significant institutional limited partners. DFW also frequently works with senior and subordinated debt sources to provide companies with a "turn-key" financing package. DFW has a flexible investment mandate, capable of providing growth capital on a minority or majority ownership basis. DFW can also fully sponsor managementbuyouts or recapitalizations as a controlling investor.
Long-term Approach and strategy are applied to our investment activities. Once an investment is made, DFW adds value through active participation on the company's board. We do not get actively involved in day-to-day operations. Rather, we work with top management in identifying key strategic growth areas, recruiting senior-level executives, identifying and supporting add-on acquisitions, and providing access to additional private and public capital. Over the past 15 years, DFW has closed 29 platform investments and over 55 add-on acquisitions on behalf of our platform companies.
 
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