DFW Capital Partners

Growth-driven investors building leading service companies for over 30 years

Our Approach

For over 30 years, DFW Management Corporation (“DFW Capital Partners” or “DFW”) has focused on partnering with business owners and management teams to drive profitable growth and build great middle-market companies. The essence of our investment strategy is to identify strong operating platforms, help develop talent and infrastructure, architect and execute on strategic acquisition and organic growth initiatives, and capitalize on value creation for our investors and management partners.

DFW comprises dedicated, thoughtful, and collaborative-minded investors who bring deep collective experience in finance, M&A, operations, marketing, and strategy across several target industries. We operate with transparency in good times and bad, and keep your goals and what is best for the company as top priorities. Because of this approach, our experience, and our flexible approach to investment structuring, we can provide transformative value in a wide variety of situations.

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Recent Case Studies

Covenant Surgical Partners

Covenant experienced unprecedented growth in its operations and complexity during DFW’s ownership. The firm’s people were by our side every step of the way in helping to navigate a myriad of new challenges as we built a business for scale and eventual successful sale. DFW’s patience, perspective, and guidance were critical in helping us achieve our goals.”

–  Lew Little, CEO

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Evolution Research Group

“What we were able to accomplish at Evolution Research Group would not have been possible without the partnership with DFW Capital. They understood what we wanted to accomplish, shared our vision, and guided us while entrusting me and my team to manage day-to-day operations. Together, we developed our growth strategy and worked closely to execute the strategy, but with incredible flexibility. We remained nimble and responsive to our clients, our research subjects, and our staff throughout the entire hold period. This is an invaluable quality in a private equity partner, and I would recommend them without reservation to any entrepreneur serious about growing a business under the construct of a highly collaborative partnership.” 

– Lori Wright, Founder & CEO

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Fleetwash

“DFW was an invaluable and steady partner for management as we continued to build Fleetwash into the nation’s leading specialty power-washing provider. We were delighted to team up with the firm twice over the years, and would highly recommend the firm to anybody seeking a value-added business partner to help grow their business.”

– Vito DiGiovanni, Founder & CEO

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Information Innovators

“We were looking for a financial partner that brought more than money, and DFW wildly exceeded our expectations as their unwavering support, strategic advice, and steady encouragement were instrumental. The DFW team guided us through our transition to a “large” business, managed the negotiations and financing of our acquisition strategy, and helped our team navigate the various potential pitfalls one faces when tripling the size of a business. DFW were true partners exhibiting the utmost integrity, fairness, and forward thinking with our entire management team.”

– Steve Ikirt, CEO

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ReSource Pro

“Our partnership with DFW thus far has greatly exceeded our expectations. As a fast growing business with rapidly evolving needs and challenges, ReSource Pro has benefitted tremendously from DFW’s guidance and patience as they work hand-in-hand with us to create value for the business and its stakeholders. In a short period of time we have set ReSource Pro on a path to long-term sustainability and growth, while evolving our business model to further address the demands of the marketplace.”

– Dan Epstein, CEO

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Sebela Pharmaceuticals

“Since inception in 2013, Sebela has been very acquisitive, driving substantial growth while successfully navigating the many related challenges of business integrations, building a cohesive executive team, determining strategic priorities, and executing equity and debt financings. DFW has stood by us shoulder to shoulder every step of the way, always supportive, insightful, solution-focused; bringing their obvious and vast experience to bear enabling us to deliver significant growth and high returns.”

-Alan Cooke, CEO

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Superior Controls

“DFW was a tremendous partner for us during a critical point in Superior’s trajectory. The team at DFW was instrumental in refining the company’s growth strategy, prioritizing investments in key personnel/capabilities, and completing  a transformative acquisition. DFW’s collaborative approach maximized the talent and capabilities within Superior’s executive team, while providing key strategic insights and capabilities to help us achieve long term objectives.”

Rick Pierro, CEO

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In The News

VertexOne Acquires WaterSmart

VertexOne, a portfolio company of DFW Capital and a leading provider of enhanced SaaS solutions to the utility industry, announced today it has completed the acquisition of WaterSmart Software, a pioneer in the use of behavioral customer engagement and analytics…

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DFW Capital Partners Closes Investment in IntelliSite Corporation

DFW Capital Partners (“DFW”) announced today that it has completed an investment in IntelliSite Corporation. IntelliSite, a provider of advanced surveillance and monitoring solutions, delivers measurable outcomes for its customers’ Internet of Things (IoT), Safety & Security and Computer Vision needs.…

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AQUALIS Acquires Stormwater and Lift Station Businesses from KLEENCO USA

Aqualis Stormwater Management ("AQUALIS"), a portfolio company of DFW Capital Partners and the leading national provider of stormwater preventative maintenance and corrective action, today announced that it has acquired the stormwater and lift station assets of KLEENCO USA (“KLEENCO”), a…

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