About Us

DCA Partners is a boutique investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services throughout the western United States. Founded in 2001 and based in Sacramento, CA, our firm is built upon a foundation of independent thinking, competitive spirit, and unrelenting integrity. We seek to provide our clients with long-term guidance, helping them navigate and critically evaluate key business decisions and company milestones in an effort to create strategic value for their stakeholders, shareholders, and family members.

All of our partners and senior executives have spent time in their careers as operators, investors and entrepreneurs. We understand what it takes to build, grow, and ultimately exit businesses, and we treat each engagement as though the Company were our own. We leverage our industry expertise and transaction experience to forge enduring relationships with our clients while creating competitive processes that deliver outstanding results.

Resources

Business Valuations

Find out how much your business is worth. A valuation provides a clear explanation of the value of your business along with evidence to support the result. The data helps guide strategic decisions prior to the sale of the business to ensure a premium value at the eventual exit.

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Seminars

The Success Series is a quarterly continuing-education event for the greater Sacramento business community. Hosted by experienced thought leaders, each event explores a vital subject that’s top of mind for executives. Recorded seminars are free and include videos for panel discussion and for keynote address.

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Webinars

Webinars touch on a wide breadth of topics, including private equity, preparing to sell a business, the M&A sales process, and more. All webinars are free and many include downloadable presentation slides and summaries.

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Whitepapers

A whitepaper is an in-depth look at one particular topic. Those featured here are authored by an investment banking expert at DCA Partners.

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Media Room

Read our press releases, monthly news, and third-party media coverage of our clients.

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Videos

Our video resources include interviews with former clients as well as educational clips.

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Community

DCA is proud to be actively engaged in both professional and community organizations. This involvement ensures that our professional skills are always honed and up-to-date, while allowing us to give back to the communities in which we live and work.

DCA contributes and helps raise over $1 million annually for local non-profits and civic organizations.

Corporate Citizenship Award

Careers

DCA Partners offers a work environment that thrives on excellence, hard work, and team collaboration, which result in a rewarding and fulfilling career. As a small firm, each employee makes a significant impact on our company culture, and therefore we take a serious, diligent approach to hiring. While we are not always actively hiring for a specific role, we are open to reviewing candidates whose background, skills, and work ethic match those of DCA. If you are interested in being considered for a role at DCA, please submit your cover letter and résumé to careers@dcapartners.com.

Current Opportunities

This individual will work hand-in-hand with management teams of companies in which DCA has made an equity investment, with a goal of increasing the value of each portfolio company during DCA’s holding period. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of financial or general management experience, as well as strong financial and operational analysis skills. A collaborative and team-based attitude is essential.  Apply ›

Position Summary:

The Analyst will work closely with the Firm’s senior team members to support all activities related to the firm’s Private Equity efforts. This is a unique opportunity which will provide the Analyst an opportunity to work alongside, and to be personally mentored by, Associates, Vice Presidents, and the Partners of the firm.

This role is based out of Roseville, CA and is available for an immediate start.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed business analysis and modeling
  • Build structured capital and leveraged buyout investment and return models
  • Develop investment underwriting and due diligence memos
  • Coordinate logistics for debt and equity syndication processes
  • Participate in third-party operational, financial and legal due diligence
  • Manage the monthly internal portfolio reporting and analysis process
  • Support senior executives and DCA operators with ad hoc operational and financial analysis
  • Manage M&A sourcing activities for platform investments and add-on opportunities
  • Conduct outreach to prospective investment and acquisition targets
  • Complete the DCA training program and/or demonstrate competency in analytical categories
  • Other research, analytical and administrative duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Kind. Driven. Team oriented
  • Genuine intellectual curiosity and desire to learn
  • Demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of accounting and finance
  • Bachelor’s degree with a history of academic and professional achievement
  • 2+ years relevant work experience
  • Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data

Compensation:

The position provides a competitive salary, Company bonus plan, health benefits, 401(k), and a collaborative, positive work environment.

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Position Summary:

Our Associate position offers a unique opportunity for ambitious professionals seeking to play a meaningful role in the continued growth of our Firm while gaining significant investment banking experience. The Associate plays a substantial role in the transaction process, managing everything from  target identification and outreach, to due diligence and data room organization. Organization skills and attention to detail are paramount in this role as the Associate will manage a number of transactions concurrently. Associates are expected to master all aspects of transaction execution, including new business presentations, financial modeling and analysis, industry research, and preparation of other written materials. The Associate will work alongside, and be personally mentored by, Sr. Associates, Vice Presidents and the Partners of the firm while receiving broad exposure to a wide variety of different aspects of the business, including considerable direct client engagement.

This role is based out of Roseville, CA and is available for an immediate start.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and assist in the successful execution of buyside and sellside transactions
  • Conduct detailed business analysis and modeling
  • Build structured capital and leveraged buyout investment and return models
  • Develop pitchbook materials, information memos and outreach materials
  • Participate in third-party operational, financial and legal due diligence
  • Support senior executives and DCA operators with ad hoc operational and financial analysis
  • Conduct outreach to prospects as well as process-specific target companies
  • Other research, analytical and administrative duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Kind. Driven. Team oriented
  • Strong leadership, project management and collaboration skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and teamwork skills
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, knowledge of economics, finance and accounting
  • Excellent computer skills (including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience using market data tools and technologies including Capital IQ, Bloomberg, FactSet, Pitchbook, etc.
  • 4+ years relevant work experience, direct client engagement experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA preferred

Compensation:

The position provides a competitive salary, bonus plan, health benefits, 401(k), profit sharing plan, paid time-off, and a collaborative, positive work environment.

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Position Summary:

Our Analyst position offers a unique opportunity for ambitious professionals seeking to play a meaningful role in the continued growth of our Firm while gaining significant investment banking experience. The Analyst will work alongside, and be personally mentored by, Associates, Vice Presidents and the Partners of the firm while receiving broad exposure to a wide variety of different aspects of the business, including considerable direct client engagement.

This role is based out of Roseville, CA and is available for an immediate start.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed business analysis and modeling
  • Build structured capital and leveraged buyout investment and return models
  • Develop pitchbook materials, information memos and outreach materials
  • Participate in third-party operational, financial and legal due diligence
  • Support senior executives and DCA operators with ad hoc operational and financial analysis
  • Conduct outreach to prospects as well as process-specific target companies
  • Other research, analytical and administrative duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Kind. Driven. Team oriented
  • Genuine intellectual curiosity and desire to learn
  • Strong leadership, project management and collaboration skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and teamwork skills
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, knowledge of economics, finance and accounting
  • Excellent computer skills (including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience using market data tools and technologies including Capital IQ, Bloomberg, FactSet, Pitchbook, etc.
  • History of academic and professional achievement
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Two or more years of relevant work experience (Investment Banking, Managerial Consulting or similar role preferred)
  • Strong accounting and financial modeling knowledge and experience

Compensation:

The position provides a competitive salary, Company bonus plan, health benefits, 401(k), and a collaborative, positive work environment.

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Position Summary:

The Office Manager will manage all aspects of the office facility ranging from maintaining the office condition to performing administrative tasks for subtenants. In addition, the Office Manager will work directly with the Director of Marketing to assist with event planning (in-person and virtual) and the Chief Financial Officer to assist with bookkeeping duties.

This role is based out of Roseville, CA and is available for an immediate start.

Responsibilities:

First Impressions

  • Welcome guests, provide information, answer queries, and direct visitors to the person they need to see
  • Answer telephone and transfer calls to the appropriate individuals
  • Demonstrate professionalism during all in-person, telephone, and online interactions

Operations

  • Receive, distribute, and send mail, including items that may require shipping (FedEx)
  • Organize and maintain office files and records
  • Maintain adequate office supplies and re-stock as needed
  • Maintain breakroom area and facility office equipment (printers, copiers, postage meter)
  • Review and maintain availability of conference rooms for staff/client meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous office functions

Communications

  • Write a variety of forms, letters, reports, and memos
  • Proactively seek out areas of improvement and effectively communicate constructive suggestions
  • Assist with event planning including attendee communications, experience (in-person and virtual), and follow up

Accounting Support

  • Handle cash and simple bookkeeping duties including processing of payables, client invoicing, and processing collections/deposits (accounting/QuickBooks experience a plus)

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as an Office Manager, Front Office Manager, or Administrative Assistant
  • Knowledge of Office Administrator responsibilities, systems, and procedures
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook, in particular)
  • Hands-on experience with office machines (e.g. printers, copiers, and postage meters)
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements
  • High School degree; additional qualification as an Administrative Assistant or Secretary a plus

Compensation:

The position provides a competitive salary, Company bonus plan, health benefits, 401(k), and a collaborative, positive work environment.

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