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The DAK Group


About The DAK Group

It came from the 1980s

DAK Group began in 1984 when it was created by its president Alan Scharfstein who sought to create a firm that placed a strategic focus on serving middle-market companies.  Specifically, the firm is fueled by the work of 11 senior employees whose past professional backgrounds include work in banking, foreign purchases, consulting, real estate, marketing, telecommunication and even entertainment.

Completing more than 500 transactions since its creation, the firm offers the following services: financial restructuring, capital advisory, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), valuations, and fairness options.  Its financial restructuring group offers financial restructuring alternatives for middle-market companies, boards, shareholders, asset purchasers, key customers, secured lenders and unsecured creditors.  The unit works on all aspects of such deals and renders services related to out-of-court restructuring, out-of-court sales, section 363 sales, DIP (debtor-in-possession) financings and plans of reorganization.

Serving mid-markets

In its capital advisory division, the firm provides various capital advisory services for the middle market, including recapitalizations, refinancing, and acquisition and growth financings.  DAK Group’s mergers and acquisitions group keeps busy with sell side advisory, buy side advisory and distressed sales.

Through its valuations and fairness options is an umbrella unit that provides shareholders and their professional advisors strategic advice concerning effective estate and gift planning, M&As, ESOPs (employee stock ownership plans) and planning initiatives.  It also provides independent analysis of the financial terms of a corporate transaction to boards of directors, special committees, stockholders, investors and other parties having a fiduciary duty.

Would you like to take a survey?

Every year, The DAK Group and Columbia Business School sponsor a survey of owners of middle-market firms and CEOs.  The survey seeks to get perspectives regarding the current economic and political landscape.  Some ongoing concerns for companies since the survey’s inception include obstacles for business growth, how to compete in an aggressive market domestically and abroad, and the declining value of the dollar.

The DAK Group

195 Route 17 South
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Phone: (201) 712-9555

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
President: Alan J. Scharfstein