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Dowco Capital

Posted on July 3, 2019 - Ewen Dobbie


Dowco specializes in the preparation of detail drawings for structural steel fabrication and erection, and prides itself as a company made up of people whose priority has been to serve and support the steel fabrication and construction industry.

For nearly five decades, Dowco has led the way in providing specialized services and solutions to the steel and construction industry. From manual structural drafting services in the 70’s, technology innovation in the 1980’s, innovative use of 3D modeling and material listing tools in the 1990’s, MRP (Material Resource Planning), estimating tools and material management software applications in the 2000’s, to IT-and cloud enabled global detailing production operations.

Now a second-generation company, the launching of Dowco Capital Inc. serves to further enhance the company’s commitment to providing innovative products and services to the industry it knows so well.

If you have worked with Dowco at any point over the past 49 years you know that our early success came from our ability to recognize change and adapt to ever-changing business and global economic trends.

After successfully transitioning Dowco ownership in June 2012, the company embarked on a series of significant operational changes to ensure the long term success and profitability of the company.

Dowco’s growth has been fueled by several carefully planned and executed acquisitions and divestitures.

Having completed nine transactions, including the acquisition of five different detailing companies over fifteen years (three since 2014), a software development company, and a construction company in 2018, we know how it’s done. The Dowco Group has also successfully divested of two software divisions/companies.

We have personal experience of the power of growth by acquisition, and we know when its time to reap the advantages of change.

If we’ve learned anything during our 49 years in the corporate world, we’ve learned that businesses need to be built, to sell.

For best results, business owners must understand that the best time to sell their company is when the market is ready - which can be entirely different from when the owners are ready to sell.

A key point to emphasize is that timing for the sale of a business is not generally set by the owners. It is set by a number of factors outside of the owners’ control.

Successful business owners buy and sell their businesses when the market is ready.

When you’re ready to sell your business, the Dowco Capital M&A Advisory team knows what makes the market ready for you.

Keeping with its commitment to serving and supporting the steel fabrication and construction industry, Dowco Capital is proud to announce its partnership with Madison Street Capital to deliver corporate financial advisory services, merger and acquisition expertise, financial opinions, and valuation services to the industry it has been serving for 49 years.

Dowco Capital knows.

Nearly 50 years in business has taught us the following truths

The timing could be right:

Dowco Capital | Madison Street Capital can help facilitate:

We can help you explain the past, and sell the future.

Dowco Group - Ewen Dobbie

President, CEO of Dowco Group of Companies