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Former DVS Clients Turn to DVS for Growth Funding

Industry: Pharmaceutical CRO & CMO

Location: Lee’s Summit, Missouri

The DVS Group Role: Recapitalization Services


About Excite Pharma Services

Excite Pharma Services is a premier provider of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), Contract Manufacturing (CMO) and Analytical Chemistry research & testing laboratory (CRO) services for the pharmaceutical industry, with a specialized focus on aseptic manufacturing with analytical chemistry services covering drug substance, drug product and excipients.

Excites services provide critical support in the drug development cycle for both US and international-based clients in human and animal health.

Keith Koehler and Robert Pendland founded Excite in 2009 after DVS Group helped them complete the successful exit of their first business, Acceleration Laboratory Services.


The Deal

First becoming acquainted in 2008 as winners of the 25 Under 25 Award, recognizing Kansas City’s top businesses with 25 or fewer employees, DVS Group advised Acceleration Laboratory Services on their sale in 2009.

As Excite continued to scale its business and needed critical growth financing for its expansion into Contract Manufacturing, it was natural that Keith and Robert would turn to DVS to help with growth financing.

DVS was able to help Excite source critical non-dilutive bridge financing to allow Excite to weather the storm of Covid era supply chain disruptions and FDA approval delays that impacted start times for large new contract manufacturing contracts.


About the DVS Group

The DVS Group is a middle market merger & acquisition firm providing advisory services to businesses, individuals, family offices, and investors across the United States. For 20 years, DVS has maintained an enduring commitment to Make Change Positive with our work, specializing in socially conscious deals that benefit businesses and the communities they serve. Whether buyers or sellers, our dedicated team of professionals combines extensive industry experience, negotiation savvy, and exceptional relationship building expertise to close deals for our clients.

If you are in need of an advisor to buy, sell or recapitalize a business, please visit us at www.thedvsgroup.com

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