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Ascendiant Capital Markets, LLC

Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A Transactions

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Ascendiant Capital Markets provides advisory services for Mergers & Acquisitions in both a sell-side and buy-side capacity.

The members of Ascendiant’s Investment Banking division average over twenty-five years of experience, and have successfully initiated, negotiated, and completed over 300 M&A transactions across a wide range of industry sectors.

Ascendiant’s senior-level Investment Bankers have expertise in negotiating complex deal structures, as well as working alongside legal and tax specialists, addressing key issues that often are as important as the selling price. In addition, the members of Ascendiant’s Investment Banking team have held executive and operational roles within public and private companies, giving them valuable perspective and insight.

On the sell-side, Ascendiant generally specializes in the lower middle market, representing clients with revenues of $10 million to $200 million, ranging from small technology businesses with fewer than 50 employees to multi-national companies having more than 1,500 employees. 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, while maximizing shareholder value.

On the buy-side, Ascendiant’s Investment Banking team is engaged by private equity firms, and by public and private companies interested in pursuing strategic acquisitions. Ascendiant’s proactive, buy-side M&A program is designed to identify, screen, and qualify targets to select the acquisitions that represent the best strategic fit. For public companies, in particular, having stock as a currency to offer prospective sellers can be a differentiating factor and can help accelerate growth through acquisitions.

Services include:

  • Sell-Side and Buy-Side Representation
  • Company Sale
  • Evaluation of potential acquisition targets or merger partners
  • Strategic business and financial advisory services

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Our Latest M&A Transactions

South East

has been acquired by Pac-Dent, Inc.

Sole M&A Advisor

November
2021
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has been acquired by Vista Apex Dental

Sole M&A Advisor

October
2021
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has acquired CapNostics, LLC

Sole M&A Advisor

October
2021
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has been acquired by Gladstone Inv Corp

Sole M&A Advisor

August
2021
Gold Tech Industries

has been acquired by Graycliff Partners LP

Sole M&A Advisor

July
2021
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acquired the assets of B4C, LLC

Sole M&A Advisor

July
2021
Vista Dental

has been acquired by Inverness Graham

Sole M&A Advisor

June
2018
Triex Tower

has been acquired by CED

Sole M&A Advisor

April
2018
Safe Flo (1)

has been acquired by Crosstex International

Sole M&A Advisor

December
2017
Riverside

has been acquired by Champlain Financial

Sole M&A Advisor

July
2017
Bulls Eye

has been acquired by GSM Outdoors

Sole M&A Advisor

July
2017
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has been acquired by Andretti Petroleum

Sole M&A Advisor

May
2017
Cheti Camp

has been acquired by Champlain Financial

Sole M&A Advisor

May
2017
B K

has been acquired by CED

Sole M&A Advisor

June
2016
Airrr Gapp Internationall

has been acquired by Altinex

Sole M&A Advisor

April
2016
Import LA

has been acquired by Bunker Hill Capital

Sole M&A Advisor

October
2015
Cosmetic Technologiess

has been acquired by Knowlton Development

Sole M&A Advisor

October
2015
Da Vinci

has been acquired by Beacon Bay Holdings

Sole M&A Advisor

Superior Polymers

has been acquired by Aqua Terra Wtr Mngmt

Sole M&A Advisor

Votaw

has been acquired by Burtek

Sole M&A Advisor

Sea Spine

has been acquired by Integra LifeSciences

Sole M&A Advisor

Get To Know Us

Meet the team that makes everything happen. Putting our clients first, and making sure they are successful, is what drives us each and every day. 

Meet The Team

Bradley Wilhite

Bradley J. Wilhite

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Leadership, Investment Banking

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Mark A. Bergendahl

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Leadership

Our Values

Our Values

01/08

Relationships

We’re in the money business, but we’re really in the people business. Investing in long-term relationships with clients is a fundamental principle of our business strategy, and one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of what we do.

Our Values

02/08

Trust

Trust, along with excellent communication, is essential in any relationship. We value honesty, integrity, transparency, and reliability, and pledge to always do our best to earn your trust.

Our Values

03/08

Highest Standards

We’re not here to sell you, we’re here to serve you. That means doing what is best for your company and your shareholders – based on your needs and objectives, not ours. We’ve run businesses, too, and now we run an investment bank – that will always put you first.

Our Values

04/08

Serve Clients

Our goal is not to be the biggest bank, it’s to be the best – for the clients we serve. Your best financial partner, your best advisor, your best strategist, your best resource, your best sounding board. The best an investment bank has to offer.

Our Values

05/08

Success

Here’s our simple business philosophy and formula for success – maximize relationships, not fees. Success for us is a client achieving its goals and realizing its potential. When our capital is structured in a way that truly meets your needs – and allows you to hire more employees, open a new building, expand R&D, move more product, or secure a strategic acquisition, that’s our measure of success.

Our Values

06/08

Experience

Most investors and bankers you meet have never run a business, and even fewer have managed a public company. We have unique perspective and insight from your side of the desk because we’ve been there. We appreciate what you do – tackling challenges and pursuing opportunities – and want to do our best to support you. Let our experience and expertise help you make the best decisions for your company.

Our Values

07/08

Freedom

A public company needs support from a lot of sources to achieve success. That means multiple investors, analysts, shareholders, and yes, investment banks. In short, you need a lot of investment bank friends, not just one. When an investment bank requires exclusivity or a right of first refusal following a capital raise, they are leveraging the relationship and limiting your company’s options. When you work with us, you have freedom, and that’s best for your business.

Our Values

08/08

Respect

Some investment banks are run like a money printing machine – deal after deal, and fees on top of fees. You get calls, e-mails, and texts all hours of the day, night, and weekends, pushing you to accept an offer. That’s not our style, and we’re respectful of your time and your life away from the office. We’ll listen to your needs and objectives, present ideas and solutions, and let you make the call.

Ascendiant News

April 7, 2022
Ascendiant Serves as Financial Advisor on $50,000,000 Registered Direct for PAVmed Inc. (Nasdaq: PAVM)
April 4, 2022
Ascendiant Serves as Sole Sales Agent on $9,360,000 At-The-Market (ATM) Offering for ENDRA Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NDRA)
March 10, 2022
Ascendiant Serves as Sole Placement Agent on $10,700,000 Private Placement for Intrusion, Inc. (Nasdaq: INTZ)
February 28, 2022
Ascendiant Serves as Sole Sales Agent on $200,000,000 At-the-Market (ATM) Offering for BitNile Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: NILE)
January 24, 2022
Ascendiant Initiates Research Coverage on SurgePays, Inc. (Nasdaq: SURG)
January 11, 2022
Ascendiant Serves as Placement Agent on $13,700,000 Public Offering for EVmo, Inc.
December 26, 2021
Ascendiant Initiates Research Coverage on Lucid Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: LUCD)
December 15, 2021
Ascendiant Initiates Research Coverage on BitNile Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: NILE)
November 22, 2021
Ascendiant Serves as Sole Sales Agent on $12,000,000 At-the-Market (ATM) Offering for Air T, Inc. and Air T Funding (Nasdaq: AIRT and AIRTP)
November 18, 2021
Ascendiant Serves as Financial Advisor on $10,220,000 Private Placement for Outlook Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OTLK), Increases Total Amount to $30,040,000 over Four Transactions
November 17, 2021
Ascendiant Serves as Sole M&A Advisor on Sale of South East Instruments to Pac-Dent, Inc.
November 1, 2021
Ascendiant Initiates Research Coverage on Quantum Computing, Inc. (Nasdaq: QUBT)