Ascendiant‘s M & A team provides strategic and financial advisory services to emerging private and public companies in a range of business sectors. Whether a company is interested in an acquisition, strategic merger or direct investment, our team will provide the hands-on experience and resources necessary for a successful outcome. And after this outcome has been reached, our team will be there to provide ongoing support and to help with identifying and executing on strategic goals and critical milestones.

Ascendiant's experienced M&A team has initiated and closed more than 300 M&A transactions over the last 20 years in a broad range of industries.  Most of these transactions have been in the lower middle market - $10 million to $200 million size - ranging from small technology businesses with fewer than 50 employees to multi-national companies having more than 1,500 employees.  Our team has over 20 years and $45 billion in strategic advisory, capital markets and operations experience in public and private company financing and merger/acquisition transactions. Our Managing Directors are experienced in negotiating complex deal structures, as well as working alongside tax and legal specialists, which often is as important as the selling price.  We also provide buy-side advisory services identifying and introducing target companies primarily to Private Equity groups.

Types of clients served include service, distribution and manufacturing businesses in a diverse number of industries. With broad contacts among corporate strategic buyers and Private Equity groups, Ascendiant seeks to connect prospective sellers to the right buyers in a timely manner.  This enables the best fit between seller and buyer, as well as maximizing shareholder value.

Services

Buy-Side and Sell-Side Representation
Company Sale
Evaluation of potential acquisition targets or merger partners
Fairness Opinions
Strategic Business/Financial Advisory

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