BDT & MSD Partners
BDT & MSD Partners is a merchant bank with an advisory and investment platform built to serve the distinct needs of business owners and strategic, long-term investors. We are distinguished by our decades of experience advising at the intersection of founders, families, and businesses, as well as by our differentiated capital base and culture of aligned investing. Since 2010, our affiliated funds have deployed more than $50 billion across our investment strategies.
History of the Firm
BDT & MSD Partners was established in 2023 through the combination of BDT & Company, the merchant bank to the closely held, founded in 2009 by Byron Trott, and MSD Partners, a premier investment firm that since 2009 has invested on behalf of Dell Technologies Founder Michael Dell, his family, and other like-minded investors.
A Long-Term Partner to Business Owners and Strategic Investors
Trusted Advice and Capital
We offer strategic advisory services and long-term capital through our affiliated funds to help clients sustain and grow their businesses, manage their legacies, and create social impact.
M&A and Capital Structure
Ownership and Governance
Trust and Estate
Philanthropy and Social Impact
Through our registered investment advisors, BDT Capital Partners and MSD Partners, we seek to provide high-quality investment strategies in four core areas with the goal of delivering attractive, long-term, risk-adjusted capital appreciation.
Unparalleled Global Network
We bring together our world-class network of business-owning clients and investors to enable them to benefit from the wisdom and experience of other exceptional leaders.
January 17, 2023
BDT & Company and MSD Partners Combine as BDT & MSD Partners
December 12, 2022
Weber Inc. to be Taken Private by BDT Capital Partners for $8.05 per Share
November 16, 2022
BDT Capital Partners acquires minority stake in Exyte
October 26, 2022
SiMa.ai Welcomes New Investor MSD Partners Bringing Total Investment to $187 Million — SiMa.ai extends oversubscribed series B1 funding to $67 Million
October 20, 2022
BDT & Company and MSD Partners to Combine as the Preeminent Advisory and Investment Firm Serving Family- and Founder-led Business Owners and Strategic, Long-Term Investors
October 13, 2022
Coalition and BDT Capital Partners Announce the Launch of Ferian Re
September 14, 2022
Verkada raises $205M to build the operating system for the physical world
August 16, 2022
Guesty Raises $170 Million to Power the Next Generation of the Hospitality and Property Management Industry
June 21, 2022
Milestone Brands Strengthens Strategic Position with Acquisition of Victoria Distillers and Azzurre Spirits
May 24, 2022
Investment and Advisory Platform for Founders and Leaders of Color PENDULUM® Secures Strategic Investment from BDT & Company
Chicago, IL 60611
New York, NY 10017‑5407
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Dallas, TX 75219
Palm Beach, FL 33480
SW1A 1NP, United Kingdom
60313 Frankfurt, Germany