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Exonas Capital is a Connecticut based private investment firm identifying, executing and managing private equity transactions in the lower and middle markets.

We seek to invest in unique high-quality businesses straddling strategic, operational or financial crossroads that are capable of generating strong investor returns through the execution of value creation initiatives that are uncorrelated with the prevailing economic environment.

Exonas Capital was founded by Dino Sawaya with the objective of marrying global investment, business transformation and operating experience to create a unique proposition for business owners, management teams and investors.

Our firm is founded on an unwavering commitment to intellectual honesty and rigor, alignment of interest, straight dealing and a desire to have fun.


Exonas Capital has the flexibility, network and expertise to identify and pursue investment opportunities globally.


We have flexibility to pursue control buyouts and growth equity / minority investments. We have particular appetite for first time institutional capital situations involving founder or family-owned businesses, corporate divestitures, complex buyouts and special situations investments.


We maintain a strategic partnership with the Chameleon Collective to drive value at our investee companies. Leveraging over 150 transformation experts, we look to engineer sustainable improvements in underlying business performance and capture untapped growth opportunities in new and existing markets.


We maintain relationships with a wide range of institutional capital and family offices that allow us to pursue opportunities across the size spectrum. Our investments can range in size from $10 million to more than $200 million in enterprise value.


We seek out niche opportunities in the business services, software, consumer, industrials, and healthcare services sectors.


Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, we pursue opportunities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.


We believe that intellectual honesty and rigor, alignment of interest, straight dealing and a desire to have fun are the bedrock values of enduring and successful partnerships with business owners and management teams.


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TeleGeography is a global telecommunications data and analytics firm collecting, analyzing and maintaining an extensive database of information used by major telco service providers and large global enterprises. This data is used to gain a better understanding of market pricing dynamics, demand and  supply conditions, network cost benchmarking and market size.


Dino Sawaya

Managing Partner
Dino Sawaya is the Founder of Exonas Capital following a 16 year career in private equity and investment banking. Dino has invested successfully across the U.S, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand in both “plain vanilla” and special situations investments, such as carve-outs, cross-border transactions and corporate partnerships. Beyond his professional achievements, Dino is a passionate enthusiast of travel, Formula 1 and kart racing, an avid reader, a family man and a gourmet cook, blending his interests and investments with a zest for life and a love of adventure.
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