The Merchant Bank
to the Closely Held

Who We Are

BDT & Company

Established in 2009, BDT & Company is a merchant bank that provides advice and long-term capital through its affiliated funds to help family- and founder-led businesses pursue their strategic and financial objectives. We work with the owners and leaders of these closely held businesses to find creative solutions to their most complex issues, while also providing access to our world-class network. Our affiliate, BDT Capital Partners, has deployed more than $30 billion in capital through its investment funds and co-investments by its global investor base.

What We Do

We Meet the Needs of Family- and
Founder-Led Business Owners

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Trusted Advice

We provide strategic investment banking and family business advice to help business owners sustain and grow their enterprises, preserve their legacies and successfully transition ownership from one generation to the next.

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Long-Term Capital

As a long-term investment partner with aligned interests, BDT Capital Partners provides a private source of capital through our affiliated funds for owners seeking growth, acquisitions, liquidity or going-private transactions.

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Global Network

We bring our world-class network together so that our clients and investors can benefit from the wisdom and experience of other owners and leaders of exceptional closely held companies, as well as family offices.

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Philanthropy & Social Impact

We advise our clients on their philanthropic and social impact efforts and provide a collaborative platform that enables them to address overlooked and under-resourced issues with maximum impact.

Contact Us

Our Offices


401 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60611

New York City

New York

450 Park Avenue
Suite 2200
New York, NY 10022

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

131 S. Rodeo Drive
Suite 275
Beverly Hills, CA 90212



4001 Maple Avenue
Suite 301
Dallas, TX 75219



12 St. James’s Place London
SW1A 1NP, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7290 8300



Opernplatz 14
60313 Frankfurt, Germany
+49 (0) 69 153 294 121