What Our Clients Say
“It felt more like friends guiding than investment bankers selling.”
Vistage Chair; Former Owner-Levels of Discovery
“I never could’ve gotten the deal over the finish line without them.”
Owner, GroupSource Group Purchasing
“We achieved precisely what we set out to do and couldn’t be more pleased.”
President & CEO, Alphapointe
Our Most Recent Deals
A Few Facts and Stats About Us
We work 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.
We’ve gained experience working with several communities currently underserved by the private company dealmaking sector, including:
Veterans: We walk entrepreneurial veterans through the entire buying process, helping them become community-building business owners.
National Industries for the Blind: DVS navigates acquisition deals for nonprofits who provide employment resources for the blind, including matching them with companies that fit their specific goals and needs.
- Our client mix is 80 percent buyers and 20 percent sellers.
- Our transactions range from $2-50 million. The average is around $5-6 million.
- We are industry agnostic, with two exceptions: We tend to avoid deals with businesses that are dependent on ideas alone (intellectual property, software) or destination alone (real estate, hospitality).
- We close deals nationwide but are located in Kansas City (yes, we speak Midwestern).