DealPen’s Purpose: Improve Access to Money in Business

Digital media and online tools are leveling the playing field in Corporate Finance and we educate people how to leverage these tools to directly access capital and dealflow. 

DealPen takes an independent approach to advising clients on the preparation and execution of partnerships, acquisitions and capital formation. DealPen was inspired by a bullpen, where highly-trained professional athletes warm-up and take advice from coaches prior to entering every game.

DealPen enhances the the capital markets experience by providing products and support services that increase access to capital and growth opportunities.

We are Corporate Development Consultants and Independent Advisors to capital markets transactions.



Mr. Patrick E. Donohue, CFA

Patrick founded DealPen LLC, a capital markets advisory firm, in November 2009. Most recently, Patrick served Dorado Ocean Resources Limited (Hong Kong), a deep-ocean mineral exploration company, as its Chief Financial Officer and founding shareholder. Mr. Donohue has fourteen years of capital markets experience including business development, financial modeling, investment research publication and investment banking. Mr. Donohue was the first member of the capital markets department of Northland Securities, having joined the firm eight months after its inception in September 2002 as a senior research analyst and becoming its Director of Research.  Patrick last served Northland as a Managing Director, Investment Banking and directed the firm’s private equity practice. In addition to numerous completed capital raising assignments, Patrick has advised clients on mergers and acquisitions and strategic options. Patrick joined Northland Securities in March 2003 from Henry Schafer Partners, an independent equity research firm, where he had been a principal. Patrick’s five years of experience as a senior equity research analyst included publishing analytical reports and recommendations on more than thirty publicly held companies in sectors including medical device, consumer cyclical, industrial and technology. Patrick began his career on a team that developed a discount securities brokerage business for a regional broker-dealer.

Patrick is a mentor for the Carlson School Growth Fund at the University of Minnesota and past programming chair (‘06-‘09) and board member for the CFA Society of Minnesota, a professional organization serving over 1,200 charter holders in Minnesota.  Patrick has served as a board observer and advisory board member for private companies. He received his undergraduate degree in Finance with honors from Creighton University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Patrick lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota (USA) with his wife Anne and three children. He actively gives back to the community and past volunteer activities have included MN Department of Natural Resources, Catholic Charities, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club and several charitable fundraising activities. Full bio can be found @ LinkedIn