Why DLA?

DLA Capital partners with lenders and borrowers alike, offering practical guidance in times of distress. Our senior advisors know  the right questions to ask, and the steps to follow to stabilize companies, preserve cash, diagnose the issues, and implement a restructuring plan.

Whether the borrower 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, or if necessary, we will handle the bulk sale of assets and liquidations.

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.

Led by a Former Workout Lender

Our team is led by a former commercial lender, classically trained in the Five C’s of credit with workout lending experience and aware of the particular concerns banks face when addressing challenged assets.

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

  • Senior debt
  • Equity, preferred, convertible & option/warrants
  • Buyouts, recapitalization, and carve-outs
  • Control and minority investments
  • Management transitions or remaining in place
  • Joint ventures and strategic partnerships

We transform organizations and take
businesses to the next level.

Operation and Liability Management

  • Addressing defaults, maturities and other capital structure constraints
  • Cash flow forecasting and balance sheet deleveraging
  • Structuring M&A and other strategic transactions for companies with over-leveraged capital structures
  • Review current business plan
  • Evaluate organizational structure

OUR CLIENTS

TYPICAL SIZE

DEBT: $10-200M+

EQUITY: $5-100M+

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

Restructuring Advisory

  • Restructuring existing debt and equity securities
  • Planning, structuring, negotiating, and implementing a restructuring process on behalf of debtors and creditors
  • Managing negotiations with lenders, debt holders, trade creditors, and official Chapter 11 committees
  • Procurement of financing regardless of market conditions

Industries

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

REAL ESTATE

Safety Gloves

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

power plants

MANUFACTURING / INDUSTRIAL

Electricity

MEDIA / TECHNOLOGY

Shipping (Container in the Ship)

SHIPPING / TRANSPORTATION

Gear Oil (Drop Oil in Gear)

DISTRESSED

Blue Print

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Gas Pipe

INFRASTRUCTURE

Chemistry tube

LIFE SCIENCES

MEET THE EXPERTS

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.

Recent Insights

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.