About Us

Johan Hekelaar is a leading investment banking firm and registered broker/dealer in Maryland, focused on serving middle market companies in high growth industries. We strive to provide each client with the highest level of service, expertise, industry knowledge and experience that are essential for value creation.

We prefer the following industries:

  • Healthcare: Healthcare IT, Pharma IT, Insurance IT, Medical Device
  • Internet software & services: Consumer Internet, data analytics, data mining, education, e-commerce, enterprise applications, IT Consulting, e-commerce, government contracting services
  • Environmental Management & Renewable Energy
  • Financial Institutions
  • Other Select Industries: Financial Institutions, specialty manufacturers of electronics, telecommunications equipment and industrial products

Industry Focus

Business Principles

We are dedicated to the following values:

  • Integrity: We believe in ethical behavior in all our dealings with clients. This means that looking after our clients' best interests is fundamental to the way that we do business and that we only execute transactions that are aligned with your strategies and objectives.
  • Respect: Our Firm values your expertise and accomplishments and we believe in treating all clients fairly. This means that we offer all clients the same level of personal attention and expertise regardless of size or status in the marketplace.
  • Trust: We build long-term relationships based on openness, honesty and trust. This means that we conduct business with the utmost discretion and integrity so that we can work closely with you as a valuable strategic partner.
  • Quality: Our Firm is committed to providing the highest level of professional service and transaction execution. We believe that corporate transactions are major decisions critical to the success of your business and that you deserve the highest quality service to ensure a successful transaction.
  • We believe that the above business principles are a cornerstone to our ability to increase the long-term shareholder value of your business.

We are committed to:

We are committed to conducting ourselves according to our business principles and continuously exceeding our clients' expectations. We do this by providing you with the following deliverables:

  • Personal attention: We work directly with clients to ensure that you get the highest level of personal attention and expertise. In a dynamic marketplace, we ensure that we stay attuned to you needs through regular and frequent interaction.
  • Confidentiality: Our Firm holds all client interactions, discussions, plans, activities, strategies and other proprietary information in the highest degree of confidentiality. We conduct all our dealings with the utmost discretion and integrity.
  • Objective guidance: We listen to you and carefully ascertain your goals so that we can assist you in evaluating your alternative strategies. We will focus on your objectives and provide you with effective advice based on both where value and opportunity are today, as well as where they may or may not be tomorrow.
  • Expertise and Experience: Our Firm brings to each engagement a clear understanding of our client's industry as well as the strategic and operational issues underlying your company, combined with insightful analysis and highly effective negotiating skills.
  • These deliverables embody our commitment to deliver superior service and transaction execution to all our clients.

Our Committment