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3401 College Boulevard, Ste 210

Leawood, KS 66211

(913) 713-4156

Dealmaking Resources

Most of you don’t live in the dealmaking “monkey house” like we do. To help get you acclimated to the smell, we crafted these resources for you.

Click the links on the right or simply scroll down. You’re on your way to discovering dealmaking.

First things first: here’s the context.

We don’t want to talk about things we don’t know about. So, all the information included here is in the context of The DVS Group’s dealmaking scope.

That means the dealmaking you’ll be reading about generally addresses companies that have these characteristics:
1. Mature (not start-up’s)

2. Privately-held
3. Small- to lower middle market-size (revenue ranging from $1M – $50M)


Our blog, Dealmaking Demystified, tackles dealmaking holistically by examining technical details, diving in to real life deals, and serving up mental models that can guide thinking.

There’s so much to learn. Are you ready?

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Resource Downloads

Since we started dealmaking in 2004, we’ve built some documents that guide decision-making and dealmaking processes.
Here are a few of the favorites. 

Blue-Chip Executive Acquisition Workbook

For individuals considering an acquisition

Corporate Acquisition Workbook

For corporations considering an acquisition

Due Diligence Checklist

A (looooong) list of items needed for this vital dealmaking process

DVS Elsewhere

A few of our partners in education have featured our dealmaking expertise in other places across the web.
Much of this content doesn’t exist on our website anywhere so make your way over to their websites for additional learning.

Speaking Engagements

Educating about the complex world of dealmaking is one of our favorite things to do.
We’re grateful for opportunities to get offline and teach in-person.
See where we’ve been, where we’re going, and if DVS is a fit for your next workshop or conference.

Date / Place Presenter Presentation Title Event Hosting Organization
October 2018 / Kansas City Ben Much Ado About “Little” Business Valuation Conference The Kansas Society of CPAs
September 2018 / Chicago Kevin & Ben Think M&A doesn’t involve you? Get real. The pending good, bad, and ugly as seen from an investment banker’s perspective Executive Summit Vistage
July 2018 / Dallas Kevin The competitive landscape is shifting: Develop an acquisition strategy to thrive Growth Through Acquisition Series Vistage
June 2018 / Minneapolis Kevin Social Impact Sustainable Private Equity Common Good Conference University of St. Thomas
June 2018 / Overland Park, KS Ben Marketing Your Business For Sale: What Buyers Want to See Sell Your Business Conference Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College

Do You Need a Speaker?

If you’re looking for engaging experts on dealmaking, look no further. Ben and Kevin captivate audiences of business professionals with their real-life deal stories and relevant application tips. They are willing to cover a variety of topics and travel to the event.

If interested in learning more, click here to send an email with a request for more information.

See something that is outdated? Have a question that isn’t answered here? Are the links broken? Please reach out to Karina Winkelman, our Marketing Manager, at karina.winkelman@thedvsgroup.com