We help business owners transition confidently.

We are long-term, patient investors searching for exceptional small- and mid-sized businesses throughout North America. We work with business owners to build and execute a plan to transition them towards their personal goals, while maintaining the long-term success and legacy of the business.

BUSINESS OWNERS

Learn more about the types of businesses we look for, and how our acquisition process works.

INVESTORS

We offer a unique opportunity for investors to gain exposure to North America's top small- and mid-sized businesses.

De Decker Capital makes majority investments in promising small and medium sized businesses with strong track records and great teams.

We look to partner with great people who share an entrepreneurial spirit and ambitious vision to build high-quality businesses.

While the foundations of our platforms are often leading regional players in their niche, we work to grow our portfolio companies to national and multinational scale over our long-term involvement.

We invest in a broad range of industries and verticals.

Our portfolio companies range from trusted local home services companies to cutting-edge software and technology firms with international reach. Our focus is on finding businesses with attractive fundamental characteristics, and we are comfortable exploring opportunities without a narrow industry or vertical focus in mind.

We get excited when we come across businesses with strong industry tailwinds, a clear and quantifiable value proposition to their end customers, and a history of stable performance and consistent growth.

We get very excited when we come across businesses with these characteristics serving niches that many people – and often we – haven’t heard of before.

We take a fundamentally
hands-on approach to our partnerships.

We aren't suit-and-tie investors who monitor investments from an office building, far removed from the action. We are entrepreneurs and operators at heart, and actively engage with our portfolio company teams with a player-coach mentality.

Top to bottom, the De Decker Capital team isn't afraid to roll up our sleeves and solve hard problems alongside our partners. We've tackled the big questions that businesses leaders face in growing regional SMBs into national and multinational leaders, and strive to bring what we've learned from those experiences to our day-to-day involvement.

We transact with fairness and respect.

Working with many small business owners over the years has given us a unique perspective on the deep significance of selling a business built through hard work and sacrifice.

For founder-owners, the sale of a business is often a milestone life event. We understand this, and are guided by a set of core principles that are the foundation of a respectful and fair approach to every investment we make.

Transparency

We start every conversation around a potential acquisition with a frank explanation of who we are, how we would look to manage the business, and what we can bring to the table in a transaction. We aren’t interested in wasting your time with low-ball offers or off-market transaction structures that we know will be negotiated away.

Simply put, we put our best foot forward.

Trustworthiness

We place a lot of stock in our reputation as trusted partners.

When we make a commitment to a transaction timeline, deal terms, or post-transaction management plans, we keep it.

Timeliness

Your time is valuable, and we treat it that way. In the early stages of of a potential investment, we are committed to providing timely feedback and clear decisions about our intentions to move forward.

Once a transaction process is underway, we have a well-established roadmap for efficient due diligence and getting the paperwork done, minimizing distractions to you and your team.