The Network

DCF is a collegial affiliation of experts providing credibility and insight. We work together to find best practices, offer support and training, and occasionally work deals on a split. The culture at the Decosimo accounting firm from which we were born could well be described as “Chattanooga Nice,” and we have set out to continue that tradition both in our dealings with clients and potential partners.

Start-Up Costs

As you might already know, the process of obtaining and maintaing a Broker-Dealer is long and burdensome, taking up to one year and hundreds of man-hours. Most firms do not have the inclination to undertake such a process. And the process is only getting more stringent with new regulations enacted every year. By joining DCF, you or your firm can avoid this process entirely and begin working on transactions immediately upon receipt of the requisite certification for investment bankers.

The Toolkit

When you consider the breadth of materials necessary to successfully execute a transaction, the scale of deliverables can be intimidating. From engagement letters and confidentiality agreements to confidential information memoranda and definitives (?), sell-side advisors must be able to construct many legally vetted documents. At DCF, we collaborate and share our documents and data, ensuring that all reprentatives are getting up-to-date templates and tools, as well as access to the past materials that have resulted in successful transactions.


Moreover, our representatives get access to the best internet technology and research services. Any former investment banker knows that these are some of the most important tools they have.

Regulatory Compliance and Oversight

DCF completes all compliance and regulatory work in-house on behalf of all affiliates, and offers a range of different back-office services based on an affiliate’s needs. We take this responsibility very seriously and protect our representatives from any liabilities relating to compliance.

Reputational Equity

Businesses want to hire only experienced sell-side advisors. By joining DCF, you’ll be able to utilize Decosimo Corporate Finance and DCF’s history of success while maintaining your independence. We have more three decades of experience maximizing value for our clients; and over that time, we have closed hundreds of transactions totaling more than $17 billion. DCF’s history combined with our affiliates’ history gives potential clients the confidence they will receive the best sell-side advisory services available.

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DCF, LLC, 819 Broad Street,
Chattanooga, TN, 37402
T: 423-266-4000

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