About The DVS Group

The DVS Group
Our firm was founded in 2004 to cater to the underserved needs of Blue-Chip executives ready to take their high-caliber management and operation expertise to the role of business owner. As a speaker for The Kauffman Foundation and Right Management, Kevin found these individuals all across the country but didn’t see a service to connect these executives with businesses to buy. He founded The DVS Group to bridge the gap and get deals done.

With every closed deal, our team has accumulated more and more experience and thus, our services have expanded. We work with the whole range of buyers – executives, corporations, family offices, etc. – and with business owners looking to get a deal done. The deal could be debt restructuring, a management team buy-out, a capital raise or the sale of the business. No matter what your deal is we’ll help you get it done.

Our Team

Our team is committed to working with passion, perseverance, and a people-first mindset, because we believe business ownership has massive potential to impact lives, communities, and the world for good.
Kevin Lindsey

Kevin Lindsey

Founder, Managing Partner

Kevin Lindsey is Founder and Managing Partner for The DVS Group. He has guided well over 100 transactions to a successful close in the 15 years since founding the firm.

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Ben Olsen

Ben Olsen

Managing Partner

Ben entered the M&A dealmaking world in 2005, which means that despite his appearance he will tell stories about both the good old days AND the bad old days. Like many of the entrepreneurs he serves, he got here by accident.

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Mandy Prather

Mandy Prather

Associate

Associate Mandy Prather loves helping those who often get overlooked in the deal-making industry—people who want to make life better not just for themselves and their families, but for others around them.

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Sam Taets

Sam Taets

Associate

Associate Sam Taets relishes sitting down with new clients to get to know them and help them identify their goals—not just in business, but in life.

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