Why DLA?

In good times and in bad, DLA partners with companies to develop and execute strategies associated with selling a business, raising additional capital, or in and out of court restructurings.

Our experienced senior advisors have more than 20 years of combined experience in restructuring and financial advisory services, making them uniquely equipped to help companies successfully navigate challenging times.

DLA brings institutional quality investment banking advisory to the middle market.

Singular Middle Market Focus

We don’t flex down to middle market in slow periods, we are the middle market. We work with family-owned businesses and founder led firms. Our firm has deep relationships with over 1,400 strategic and financial investors in the lower middle market space.

Direct Access to Senior Bankers

We pride ourselves on building trust and establishing close relationships with our clients. The senior bankers you meet on the pitch will be the ones you will be interacting directly with going forward.

Cost Effective One Stop Advisory

From capital raising to divestitures, to bankruptcy advisory, DLA has a solid understanding of operational restructuring and financial structuring across various sectors. Whether your client needs an equity recap or takeout debt financing, our deep relationships with strategic and financial investors enhance the negotiation process and increase the likelihood of a favorable close.

M&A and Capital Advisory

  • Restructuring senior & junior debts
  • Management of mergers, acquisitions/equity
  • Strategic advisory on buyouts, carve-outs, public offerings, & private placements
  • Control & minority investments & manage the post-deal integration
  • Transitions to new roles or remain in place as part of the ownership team, including executive search & selection
  • Joint ventures & strategic partnerships

We transform organizations and take
businesses to the next level.

Operation and Liability Management

  • We help address defaults, maturities & other financial constraints related to long-lived assets
  • Operational liability management & cash flow forecasting
  • We offer practical solutions for companies with over-leveraged capital structures
  • Develop good business plans & sound procedures for managing basic business operations
  • Organizational structure & line of authority


In both healthy and distressed scenarios, DLA Capital Advisors can help you with additional insights and materials to help you stay close to your client before, during, and after the transaction process.



DEBT: $10-200M+

EQUITY: $5-100M+

DLA brings institutional quality investment banking advisory to the middle market.

Restructuring Advisory

  • Restructure existing debt & equity securities across a wide range of asset types, industries & issuers
  • Planning, structuring, negotiating, and implementing a restructuring process on behalf of debtors and creditors
  • Providing advice and representation in connection with negotiations with lenders, debt holders, trade creditors and official committees
  • Organized under US bankruptcy law in connection with restructuring transactions, proposed liquidation events, out-of-court restructurings, acquisitions and other asset transactions


Our experience spans more than 500 public and private industries, which allows us to build critical insights on the inner-workings of some of the most complex and promising industries for investment all while offering innovative and scalable solutions that exceed expectations. We credit our outstanding client retention rate to our highly experienced leadership team, our unique cross-functional approach and our high value-to-fee ratio.
Here are a few industries we specialize in:

Eco Factory


Safety Gloves


power plants




Shipping (Container in the Ship)


Gear Oil (Drop Oil in Gear)


Blue Print


Gas Pipe


Chemistry tube



Kathleen Lauster, CFA

Managing Director - Capital Advisory & Restructuring Group Leader

Securities Products and Investment Banking Services are offered through BA Securities, LLC. Member FINRA SIPC. DLA, LLC and BA Securities, LLC are separate, unaffiliated entities.

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Behind the Scenes: A More Organized CRM

“Customer Relationship Management (CRM)” platforms are only valuable if they are well organized and easy to access. At DLA Capital, our proprietary CRM platform enables us to easily launch targeted marketing campaigns and personalizes our relationships with investors, referral sources, and other potential clients.