PE  D2 Equity Capital

     Office Locations:

11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-461-1735



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Electronics & Advanced Materials
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    D2 Equity Capital is a private investment firm with significant transactional, financial and operating experience. The firm targets investments in lower-middle market businesses. D2 will invest in manufacturing, service and distribution businesses with an EBITDA of approximately $2-$10 million, and smaller companies with earnings below this range which are experiencing rapid growth. The array of industry segments fitting the criteria include industrial; aerospace and defense; oil and natural gas; engineered materials; clean-tech, including alternative energy, energy efficiency and water-related sectors; business services; consumer products, and other segments where the experience of the D2/Freestyle principals can be applied. The targeted geographic region emphasizes the western and southwestern U.S., where the proximity of the businesses will facilitate more frequent on-site involvement of the principals. D2 has established a formal strategic relationship with Freestyle Investors, a family office also located in San Diego, which invests significant capital resources across multiple asset categories. The firm is generally interested in companies with annual revenues in the range of $10 to $50 million. D2, in conjunction with its equity partner, Freestyle Capital, has the ability to invest equity of $3 to $20 million per transaction. D2 is pursuing transactions in the following structures: Majority and minority recapitalization investments in private companies, growth capital investments in private companies, consolidation of a fragmented industry by acquisition, and acquisition of small public company corporate divestitures.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bill Pesch Operating Executive Advisor
    Dennis Dunn Founder and Managing Member
    Michael Militello Operating Executive Advisor
    Phil Sauder Operating Executive Advisor
    Tim Jeffries Operating Executive Advisor


    Portfolio companies include:

      Aviation Systems International
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      Brand Services, INC
        web link

      Contractors Wire & Cable


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