DAG Private Equity
(“DAG PE”) was formed in 1991 by John Duff, Arnold Ackerman, and Tom Goodrich, who had previously worked together making private equity investments while at Bechtel Investments (now The Fremont Group) from 1987-1991. Together, the core DAG PE team has an aggregate of 50+ years of private equity investment experience.
DAG PE focuses on delivering consistently superior returns for its partners through building well-positioned companies in select industry segments – specialty manufacturing, communications, media, and information technology. DAG PE targets acquisitions (platforms and buyouts) of well-established, cash-flow generating businesses with proven growth concepts.
Since inception, DAG PE’s hands-on approach to building businesses has led to highly successful investments in industries such as specialty manufacturing, radio broadcasting, cable TV, and wireless services. Today, DAG PE continues to apply its investment principles of actively sourcing and partnering with exceptional management teams, buying businesses at reasonable values, and building sustainable value in industries like the motorcycle aftermarket sector where DAG PE assembled a collection of the top brands in the industry; middle market broadcast TV where DAG PE has built a group of growing stations in strong markets; middle market broadcast radio where DAG PE has built a group of growing stations in strong Western U.S. markets; and wireless towers where DAG PE has built a company to develop and acquire towers in the Western U.S. to meet the surging demand for wireless communications.