PE  DN Partners

     Office Locations:

180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3001
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-332-7960



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    DN Partners is a Chicago-based, private equity firm that manages committed capital funds on behalf of institutional and high net worth investors. The firm, through its managed funds, invests in lower middle-market companies generally based in the Midwest with enterprise values typically ranging from $20 million to $100 million, established revenues of at least $10 million for platform companies, or historically profitable businesses with stable and predictable cash flow and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of at least $2 million. DN Partners specializes in partnering with management teams to facilitate corporate spin-offs, family succession transactions, recapitalizations, buy and build strategies, and management buyouts. The firm makes equity investments in transactions that generally require equity of $3-$15 million.



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    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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    Christopher J. Blum Chief Financial Officer and Principal
    Cora Leech Executive Assistant
    Janet Powaga Vice President and Director of Research
    John E. Dancewicz Founder and Managing Partner
    Maury J. Bell Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Central Can
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      Chinada Holdings
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      Country Pure Foods
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      Crysteel Manufacturing
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      FCL Graphics
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      M&M Pump & Supply
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      Primary Packaging
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      PrimeCo Wireless Communications
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