About Us

DCA Partners is a diversified financial services firm encompassing M&A, Private Equity, and institutional-quality real estate investments. Our boutique investment bank specializes 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.


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

Opportunity Summary

DCA is seeking a Vice President of Investment Banking to lead mergers and acquisitions engagements. This is a unique opportunity to make a direct and immediate contribution while building a rewarding and long-term career working with a variety of clients across diverse sectors.

DCA Partners is a diversified financial services firm. Its boutique Investment Banking group provides buy-side and sell-side merger and acquisition advisory services to middle market companies throughout the United States.

Role and Responsibilities

The Investment Banking Vice President at DCA will be responsible for leading the transaction execution process while acting as the primary point of contact for clients. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leading client engagements while overseeing and coordinating the various members of the deal team
  • Operating at a high level of autonomy and playing a leadership role, both during the transaction process as well as within the firm as a whole
  • Developing marketing/execution materials and leading the drafting process all the way through material completion
  • Overseeing the creation and integrity of financial models, including forecasts, adjustments, and industry and deal-specific analyses as required
  • Leading target outreach strategy and calls
  • Serving as the primary liaison with other internal and external parties on transactions
  • Leading client negotiations and managing due diligence processes
  • Building long-term, value-added relationships across core industry sectors in order to drive future deal flow and opportunities

Desired Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Highly motivated, committed and responsible, with a demonstrated ability to lead cohesive teams and to work collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • An unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes to be successful and to please clients
  • A strong track record of success and positive client references
  • 5+ years of investment banking or related experience
  • Experience using market data tools and technologies, such as Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Thomson One, Pitchbook, etc.
  • Sales and business development skills; ability to engender trust and confidence of potential new clients
  • Previous experience with clients in the Food & Ag, Energy, or Technology sectors is beneficial
  • Bachelors’ degree minimum, MBA preferred

Compensation & Culture

  • DCA provides a competitive base salary between $150k and $200k and potential for a substantial bonus. In addition, the firm offers a robust employee benefits and retirement program
  • All team members have the opportunity to play an active role in shaping the firm’s near-term and long-term goals and strategy
  • The firm is dedicated to developing its team and providing opportunities for individuals that excel to become Partners in the firm

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to: careers@dcapartners.com

Please be sure to address the following in the cover letter:

  • Past experiences that make you a good match for the opportunity
  • Unique skills or attributes that position you for success in the role
  • Rationale for interest in the position
  • Connections to Northern California, and your willingness to relocate and build your career at DCA in Sacramento over the long-term

About DCA Partners, LLC

DCA is a highly collaborative work environment of very smart, talented, and committed people operating across three aspects of its business:

  1. DCA’s Mergers and Acquisitions team provides buy-side and sell-side merger and acquisition advisory services to middle market companies throughout the United States
  2. DCA’s Private Equity team partners with existing management teams to help fuel growth in family-owned and other closely held businesses in a broad spectrum of industries throughout the western United States
  3. DCA’s Family Office invests and manages a real estate and private equity portfolio that is diversified across asset classes and geographies

DCA is located in Roseville, CA, a scenic location just outside of Sacramento at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills with a high quality of life and low cost of living. We are conveniently located between San Francisco/Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe.


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