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Decosimo Corporate Finance

Decosimo Corporate Finance is a broker/dealer, member FINRA, SIPC, providing middle-market companies with investment banking and corporate finance services and access to the capital needed to grow their businesses. Decosimo is investment banking professionals who provide family-owned and closely-held businesses with top level service by putting our clients first in all things. Decosimo Corporate Finance provides disciplined and seasoned sell and buy-side advisory, debt and equity sourcing, and business valuation services to companies and their owners. Decosimo strives to build client relationships based on trust, our years of experience, and our wealth of connections.


Decosimo Corporate Finance is the formalization of the corporate finance advisory services of one of the nation’s leading regional firms. For over 50 years, Decosimo has provided the investment banking services that business owners need to build their businesses and maximize their value. Clients have trusted Decosimo Corporate Finance professionals to perform advisory services on hundreds of transactions totaling more than $20 billion.

There is simply no substitute for the experience and expertise the Decosimo Corporate Finance team provided. Decosimo’s three phase transaction process turned a typically overwhelming process into a smooth and efficient one. Decosimo Corporate Finance truly maximized our value by exceeding our expectations and finding an excellent partner that will provide my business with the maximum growth potential moving forward.

— Dale Cole, President and Owner of CTW, Inc.


Decosimo Corporate Finance professionals were the lead sell-side or buy-side advisors in the acquisition or financing of over 100 Coca-Cola and Seven-Up bottlers. More recently, Decosimo  has been the lead advisor in the acquisition and financing of five Major League Baseball teams (Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinal and Cincinnati Reds) and two National Hockey League teams. Decosimo Corporate Finance professionals were also the lead advisors in the acquisition of a UK-based manufacturer with 28 global business units operating in thirteen countries.

Decosimo professionals hold the most prestigious valuation credentials in the industry. Those senior business valuation credentials include the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers and the Accredited in Business Valuation designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Each of our Managing Principals has more than thirty years of experience as CPAs. All Decosimo professionals hold the Series 79 – Investment Banking Representative license through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which licenses them to perform sell and buy-side advisory, debt and equity capital sourcing, and fairness opinions.

Decosimo Corporate Finance’s advice and negotiation skills – from deal structure, to due diligence, to employment contracts – helped us achieve a value far beyond our original expectations.

—Gary Stavrum, CEO and Owner of Machining Technology Group


Decosimo Corporate Finance professionals have developed and maintain close relationships with investing institutions such as private equity groups, senior lenders, subordinated lenders, private investors, and strategic buyers throughout the US and abroad. With Decosimo’s extensive buy-side, capital sourcing, business valuation, and sell-side experience, Decosimo professionals have the connections to the financial needs of your business.

* Testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other clients and are not guarantees of future performance.

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    Decosimo Corporate Finance, LLC

    629 Market Street

    Suite 120

    Chattanooga, TN 37402

    (423) 266-4000

    Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM


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