Domain expertise

Our long-term experience in the Government and Engineering sectors provides our firm with unique insights and access throughout the investment process. Our Firm’s collective Domain Expertise is a significant competitive advantage and is derived from six primary sources:

DC Capital Team

The investment professionals at DC Capital Partners are distinguished by the breadth and depth of their experience in private equity and the Government and Engineering markets.

Board of Advisors

We enjoy a network of important relationships within the Government and Engineering industries.. These relationships provide significant advantages throughout every stage of the investment cycle, including, but not limited to, deal sourcing, due diligence, operations, business and professional development, management recruitment, and exit. Our Board of Advisors is an important element of our firm's network of proprietary relationships. Membership consists of well-respected senior diplomatic, intelligence, and military officials.

Management Networks

Over our careers, our team has invested in more than 60 platform and add-on acquisitions. In each of these investments, DC Capital recruits and trains management teams on our proprietary Strategic Process. We also identify top leaders and groom them for positions of increasing responsibility while simultaneously establishing incentive-driven structures that allow our management members to share in the value creation upside. When relevant, we will recruit successful managers from our previous portfolio companies that understand our Strategic Process to fill specific positions at our new investments.

Network of Industry Experts

DC Principals maintain an extensive network of industry contacts through decades of operating experience and affiliations with key organizations.

  • Former Cabinet Level Officials including:
    • Secretaries of State
    • Secretary of Defense
    • Secretary of Veteran Affairs
    • Secretary of Homeland Security
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  • Former Combatant Commanders including:
    • CENTCOM
    • SOUTHCOM
    • NORTHCOM
    • Supreme Allied Commander Europe
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  • Affiliations with Organizations including:
    • Business Executives for National Security
    • Center For Strategic & International Studies
    • Council on Foreign Relations
    • Middle East Institute
    • U.S. – U.A.E. Business Council

The SPECTRUM Group

  • One of Washington, D.C.’s most respected consulting firms.

  • 100+ subject matter experts (former ambassadors, retired senior military flag / general officers, business executives, and other high-level government officials and legislative experts).

  • Through its 14 global offices, SPECTRUM has supported clients and projects on six continents and in scores of countries.

Professional Advisors

  • Consistently engages a select group of organizations that understand how DC Capital operates.

  • Provides clarity across investments and enables efficiencies and focused diligence.

Market Focus

We have extensive experience and a successful track record investing in the Government and Engineering sectors. These sectors are extremely large and very fragmented, consisting of dozens sub-sectors and markets. Each sector includes thousands of U.S.-based lower middle market companies that operate in markets that collectively represent approximately more than $700 billion in annual spending. These businesses often generate revenue from numerous, long-term contracts providing a high degree of visibility, predictability and stability of cash flow streams compared to other markets.

Government
Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Autonomous Solutions
  • Systems Engineering & Integration
  • Software & Data Analytics
  • Enterprise IT & Cloud
  • Homeland Security
  • Health IT
  • Military & Veteran
  • Aviation Services
  • Military
  • Components
  • Data Collection
  • Analysis & Reporting
  • Operational Support & Training
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Facilities Sustainment
  • Depot Maintenance
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Runway
  • Fuel Management
  • Bridge
  • Roadway
  • Tunnels
  • Urban Transit / Rail
  • Power Generation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Assessment & Permitting
  • Remediation & Revitalization
  • Water & Waster
  • Design
  • Structural
  • Mechanical, Electrical & Plumping
  • Education
  • Asset Management
  • Smart Cities
  • LiDAR

Strategic Process

We utilize a proven, repeatable Strategic Process that we follow on every investment opportunity. Our process has been honed over more than three decades and we are constantly refining our process to ensure we continue to generate above market returns for our stakeholders. The Strategic Process begins with sourcing investment opportunities, continues with evaluation of each opportunity, the implementation of DC Capital’s Strategic Plan after investment, and finally exiting the investment.

Sourcing

We generate investment opportunities through our Board and extensive network of professional, government, military, management and corporate relationships.

Systematic Internal Focus and Tracking Process

30+ Year Proprietary Network

Proprietary Deals & Limited Auctions

Evaluation

We leverage our Domain Expertise and our Market Focus to efficiently evaluate each investment opportunity and identify what we believe to be the most attractive investment opportunities.

Internal Assessment

  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
  • Market intelligence

Management Presentation

  • Assess management
  • Assess the business
  • Develop strategic vision and strategic thesis

Due Diligence

  • Network insights
  • Third party advisors
  • Detailed analytical review

Closing

  • Finalize strategic roadmap
  • Valuation
  • Structuring
  • Financing

Value Creation

The core of DC Capital's value creation is the implementation of the long term Strategic Plan that is developed in partnership with our management teams for every investment. The Strategic Plan is the core of our Strategic Process and is the roadmap for DC Capital's proven, repeatable, success.

Strategic Plan

  • Cartesian Approach (“x-y-z”)
  • Technology / Differentiation / Innovation (“T/D/I”)
  • Human Capital
  • Business Development
  • Operational Improvement
  • Communications
  • Add-on Acquisitions

Systematic Monitoring

Exit

We have extensive experience in designing and executing exit strategies. The exit timeline for each investment is unique and is driven by the execution of the Strategic Plan - as targets and objectives are reached, natural inflection points conductive to an exit result.

Evaluate exits before purchase

Exit planning starts during initial evaluation phase as targets and objectives are reached, there are natural inflection points conducive to an exit.

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