• Investment Banking & Advisory Services

    Founded in 2001, KCA Capital is an independent investment banking and advisory firm based in Atlanta.

    We execute strategic and financial projects alongside business owners seeking access to the private equity community.

    We primarily work with closely-held, founder-owned companies.

  • What We Do

    KCA Investment Banking Services and KCA Advisory Services

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    KCA Investment Banking Services

    Experienced capital markets and strategic advisory services for founders and senior management of closely held private companies. Projects range from capital access projects to buy-side / sell-side M&A projects.

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    KCA Advisory Services

    Specific focus on companies seeking experienced advisory services. Offer unique skill set as a former Wall Street banker with deep expertise within public / private capital markets and M&A transactions.

  • The Founder

    Wall Street Expertise for Family / Founder Owned Businesses

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    KCA Capital was founded in 2001 by Donald Erb to offer strategic and financial advisory services to closely-held businesses and management teams. Mr. Erb has over 30 years of investment banking experience in both public and private markets. He has successfully executed dozens of transactions in both debt and equity markets.

    Previous work experience includes telecom investment banking at Salomon Brothers (NYC), Goldman Sachs (NYC) and financial sponsor coverage for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (Atlanta). He received his Bachelors Degree from State University of New York at Albany (Finance) and his MBA from The Wharton School (Finance) at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Sample Projects

    All KCA Projects Have Been Referral-Based

    Buy-Side Advisory / KCA Client Acquires Corp Spinoff

    KCA assisted client in target selection, due diligence, transaction structuring and financing discussions in transaction that dramatically increased client's geographic reach and revenue to over $280MM.

    Buy-Side Advisory / KCA Client Expands into New Market via Acquisition

    KCA contacted over 100 companies in buy-side search; assisted client in acquiring company that provided rapid entry into new market segment and expanded revenue growth. Client revenue approximately $100MM.

    General Advisory / KCA Client & Private Equity Partner

    Experienced management team retained KCA to identify and select "best fit" private equity group to support and assist team for acquisition plan; built $300MM revenue company via acquisitions.

    Buy-Side Advisory / KCA Client Executes Management Buy-Out

    Existing management team retained KCA to successfully negotiate and secure funding for a management-led buy-out of subsidiary from corporate parent. Client revenue approximately $30MM.

    Financial Advisory / KCA Client Raises Sub-debt Capital

    Leading education software company retained KCA to successfully secure over $20MM of sub-debt funding to fund ownership recapitalization and growth. Client recurring revenue of approximately $25MM.

  • Why KCA?

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    With over 30 years of investment banking and advisory experience, KCA transaction experience includes debt and equity financing projects, public and private markets, sell-side and buy-side M&A mandates.

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    Established Network

    All our projects require access to the financial community. The KCA network is well established and includes dozens of private equity groups, venture capitalists, family offices and lenders.

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    Cost Effective

    Our goal is to be thoughtful, efficient and cost-effective. Our projects include companies of all sizes and a wide range of industries. Fees are fully aligned with client outcomes.

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    KCA focuses on executing "win/win" transactions. This approach requires long term, high quality and mutually beneficial relationships with clients, members of the financial community and other intermediaries.

  • Reasons To Connect

    Every business owner can benefit from a having a set of trusted and experienced outside advisors.

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    Financial Review / Valuation

    General introduction and advisory discussion covering financial profile, potential funding sources, market conditions and viability.

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    Strategic Profile / Audit

    Focused discussion of strategic profile and potential role of mergers and / or acquistions to accelerate growth or transition ownership.

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    Sponsored Network Expansion

    KCA sponsored meetings with targeted set of capital providers to test market receptivity and viability for financial partnerships.

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    Capital Raise / Advisory Project

    Develop marketing materials, supporting financial model and sponsor introductions to targeted set of potential financial partners.

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    Stategic Advisory Project

    Assist in buy-side or sell-side partner targeting, approach and negotiations. Faciliate discussions with financing partners as required.

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    Independent Board Member

    Offer unique mix of investment banking / business experience for both public and private companies seeking to add a new independent board member.

  • The KCA Blog

    Quick Primers on Selected Topics in the World of Finance

    EBITDA represents the "cash flow generating" capacity of a business and is often used in a short...
    November 30, 2023
    Pretty much all discussions with lenders, investors and potential strategic partners will include...
    October 18, 2023
    Private equity groups are also wildly misunderstood. Simply stated, the typical private equity...
  • Contact Us

    We are always interested in expanding out network of business owners, attrorneys, accountants, wealth management professionals and other advisors / intermediaries.