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About DCA.

DCA Europe is a premium corporate finance advisor to international companies in the tech & media space. With headquarters in Berlin and its affiliation to Digital Capital Advisors, LLC, headquartered in New York, DCA Europe features a transatlantic reach and is able to carry out cross-border transactions for its clients. As such, DCA can draw on a total of 15 professionals internationally with diverse backgrounds and a track-record of over 100 transactions.

Advisory services.

  • Sell-side

    DCA Europe acts as advisor to the divesting party in selling off parts or all of the shares/ assets in a business. Services range from initial process structuring, company and marketing document preparation, deal structuring, over investor identification and approach, to sell-side due diligence support and final deal negotiations. That way, DCA Europe is able to ensure a swift and smooth competitive auction process, while maximizing deal volume and safeguarding seller-friendly transaction terms.

  • Buy-side

    Supporting the investing party in acquiring a minority or majority stake in a business. Besides process execution on the buy-side, this may encompass buy-side due diligence, deal negotiations, challenging of the target valuation as well as structuring transaction financing. In doing so, DCA Europe determines potential red flags of the target business, ensures that the right price-tag is attached, and maximizes deal probability.

  • Financing

    Structuring and closing equity-, debt-, as well as mezzanine- forms of financing. DCA Europe supports in structuring the process and the financing package, preparing the company and marketing documents for investor talks, identifying and approaching appropriate investors, due diligence handling, as well as deal negotiations.

Deals done.

Managing partners.

  • Lydia Benkö
    Lydia Benkö Managing Partner

    Former leading positions in M&A and Venture Capital at Corporate Finance Partners, former Partner & now Venture Partner with Heilemann Ventures, former founder. Mid-double-digit number of tech deals done, including the trade sale of DailyDeal to Google and the acquisition of plista by WPP. Studies at European Business School (Oestrich-Winkel) with visits abroad in Australia and India.

  • Patrice Deckert
    Patrice Deckert Managing Partner

    Former Partner & now Venture Partner with Heilemann Ventures. Further positions in investment banking at Hauck & Aufhäuser (former JP Morgan Cazenove), Merrill Lynch, Sal. Oppenheim. Responsible for a double-digit number of investments, divestments, and other transactions. Received Bank of America Merrill Lynch Top Performers Award. Studies at European Business School (Oestrich-Winkel) and University of Bath (UK).

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