Founder & Team

David N. Deutsch

David N. Deutsch is Founder and President of David N. Deutsch & Company, “The Strategic Financial Advisor of Leading Closely-Held Companies™.” Established in 1993, DNDCo is a New York-based investment banking firm providing corporate sale, acquisition, financing, and strategic advisory services to leading closely-held companies, their owners and their boards. Mr. Deutsch is also Managing Partner of The Presidents Council, a consortium of CEOs, Wall Streeters and family offices who gather quarterly and make group private equity investments. Prior to establishing his firm, Mr. Deutsch was Managing Director, Investment Banking at Congress Financial Corporation (now Wells Fargo) a leading corporate lender. Before joining Congress, he was Vice President of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., one of FORTUNE’s most admired financial service firms of its time, where he directed a wide variety of corporate finance and merger & acquisition transactions. Mr. Deutsch began his career at Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Deutsch is the author of numerous articles related to, and a frequent speaker on, the subject of mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. He is a contributing author of The Mergers & Acquisitions Handbook (McGraw-Hill) and The Family Business Shareholders Handbook and has been described as one of the “leading buyout professionals” by Securities Data Publishing. He has been profiled in Mergers & Acquisitions Journal, The Deal, Crain’s New York Business, Corporate Financing Week, Mergers and Corporate Policy and Buyouts, and his comments have appeared in numerous national business publications and news services including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, Investor’s Business Daily, Corporate Finance, The Secured Lender, The Associated Press and on the Discovery Channel.

Mr. Deutsch was a founding Trustee, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Museum of American Finance in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, Founder of the Wall Street Council of the Consolidated Corporate Fund of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and is currently a member of the Financial Leadership Forum of the Science, Industry and Business Library (New York Public Library). He is a member of The Economic Club of New York and The Family Firm Institute. Mr. Deutsch is a member of the Board and Treasurer of the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York, former member of the Board of the New York Chapter of the Association For Corporate Growth and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Wall Street Division of UJA-Federation.

Mr. Deutsch holds a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, where he delivered the valedictory address on behalf of his class. He is an active alumnus of Middlebury, where he serves on the Middlebury College Alumni Admissions Committee, and Columbia, where he was a founding member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing and serves as a Columbia Admissions Ambassador.

If you are interested in having David Deutsch address your business group about trends in mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, corporate finance, pre-transaction planning, etc., contact us.

David N. Deutsch

David N. Deutsch is Founder and President of David N. Deutsch & Company, “The Strategic Financial Advisor of Leading Closely-Held Companies™.” Established in 1993, DNDCo is a New York-based investment banking firm providing corporate sale, acquisition, financing, and strategic advisory services to leading closely-held companies, their owners and their boards. Mr. Deutsch is also Managing Partner of The Presidents Council, a consortium of CEOs, Wall Streeters and family offices who gather quarterly and make group private equity investments. Prior to establishing his firm, Mr. Deutsch was Managing Director, Investment Banking at Congress Financial Corporation (now Wells Fargo) a leading corporate lender. Before joining Congress, he was Vice President of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., one of FORTUNE’s most admired financial service firms of its time, where he directed a wide variety of corporate finance and merger & acquisition transactions. Mr. Deutsch began his career at Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Deutsch is the author of numerous articles related to, and a frequent speaker on, the subject of mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. He is a contributing author of The Mergers & Acquisitions Handbook (McGraw-Hill) and The Family Business Shareholders Handbook and has been described as one of the “leading buyout professionals” by Securities Data Publishing. He has been profiled in Mergers & Acquisitions Journal, The Deal, Crain’s New York Business, Corporate Financing Week, Mergers and Corporate Policy and Buyouts, and his comments have appeared in numerous national business publications and news services including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, Investor’s Business Daily, Corporate Finance, The Secured Lender, The Associated Press and on the Discovery Channel.

Mr. Deutsch was a founding Trustee, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Museum of American Finance in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, Founder of the Wall Street Council of the Consolidated Corporate Fund of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and is currently a member of the Financial Leadership Forum of the Science, Industry and Business Library (New York Public Library). He is a member of The Economic Club of New York and The Family Firm Institute. Mr. Deutsch is a member of the Board and Treasurer of the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York, former member of the Board of the New York Chapter of the Association For Corporate Growth and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Wall Street Division of UJA-Federation.

Mr. Deutsch holds a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, where he delivered the valedictory address on behalf of his class. He is an active alumnus of Middlebury, where he serves on the Middlebury College Alumni Admissions Committee, and Columbia, where he was a founding member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing and serves as a Columbia Admissions Ambassador.

If you are interested in having David Deutsch address your business group about trends in mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, corporate finance, pre-transaction planning, etc., contact us.

New York Stock Exchange, Opening Bell

David Deutsch and the Founding Trustees of the Museum of American Finance in affil. with the Smithsonian Institution ringing the opening bell in honor of the establishment of the Museum’s first permanent home.

“I have known David N. Deutsch & Company to be a very responsive and client-driven firm.  David and his team master all facets of the M&A process, which is a given in today’s competitive environment.  What distinguishes David from others is his strategic and forward thinking ability in searching and finding solutions for his clients.”

Dan Weiler, Director, Corporate Development Schott Corporation

Professional Team

David N. Deutsch & Company works on a limited number of assignments at a time, each managed by a two- or three-person deal team, led by David Deutsch. At other firms, senior bankers originate transactions, and then hand them off to juniors to “process.” We don’t process—we think and manage transactions to successful completion.

We’re a small, smart, hardworking team. More like a Park Avenue medical practice, with one primary doctor, than a clinic with countless physician’s assistants.

We recruit professionals for brains, finance and accounting skills, communications and organizational skills, work ethic, attention to detail and teamwork. We take pride in our work.

Professional Team

David N. Deutsch & Company works on a limited number of assignments at a time, each managed by a two- or three-person deal team, led by David Deutsch. At other firms, senior bankers originate transactions, and then hand them off to juniors to “process.” We don’t process—we think and manage transactions to successful completion.

We’re a small, smart, hardworking team. More like a Park Avenue medical practice, with one primary doctor, than a clinic with countless physician’s assistants.

We recruit professionals for brains, finance and accounting skills, communications and organizational skills, work ethic, attention to detail and teamwork. We take pride in our work.

Administrative Team

Suzi is David’s “right hand,” and leader of Your Admin BFF, the team of dedicated assistants that Suzi manages for DNDCo. She’s also a homeschool Mom to two teens.

Hannah is our ace design and web professional. Ain’t nothin’ she can’t present (or photograph) better. Hannah likes strong coffee and as much time outdoors as humanly possible.

Jess assists us in bookkeeping. But, she’s more “artsy” and “foodie” than you’d think.

Christi helps with event planning, social media and other administrative needs. Christi’s favorite food group is coffee. 

Interns

We welcome academic interns and include them on the front-line of our work. Why? Because we believe an internship culture is a learning culture. Interns expose us to some of the most current computing and communications technologies (like Slack) and promote a dynamic work environment. And, smart interns question what we and our clients do and how we do it. We learn from that. Perhaps as much as interns learn from us. Ultimately, benefitting us, our interns and our clients.

David N. Deutsch & Company

EST. 1993

New York Office

Westchester Financial Center | 50 Main Street, FL 10 White Plains, New York 10606
(212) 980-7800 office@dndco.com

New York Office

Westchester Financial Center
50 Main Street, FL 10
White Plains, New York 10606
(212) 980-7800 office@dndco.com