Investment Bank Focused on the Tech Sector
Ascento Capital was founded in 2017 by Ben Boissevain, a seasoned investment banker. Ascento provides individual attention to each client regardless of size. Ben speaks frequently on panels in New York City and has appeared on Fox Business News and Bloomberg TV. Ascento Capital has extensive senior level contacts at private and public tech companies, private equity firms, venture capital funds and family offices. Ben Boissevain leads each transaction and leverages a large network of sector experts. The team at Ascento Capital has extensive corporate finance experience at firms such as White & Case, Barclays Bank, Advocate Re, Tiger Risk, Philips and Samsung.
Each company is unique and it is important to develop a corporate finance strategy accordingly. Often a parallel path can be the best way forward, pursuing funding sources as well as strategics to acquire. This results in the most exercisable options at the end of a process similar to a company filing for an IPO and attracting acquisition offers simultaneously.
> Running an efficient process is very important for the best results. Here is a LinkedIn article on the steps and timing of a sell side M&A process:
Selling a Company for Maximum Valuation: Critical Steps and Timing
> Structuring the right transaction can make a significant difference for the net proceeds to shareholders. Here is a popular LinkedIn article on earnouts:
Ascento Capital - How to Structure Effective Earnouts
> Finally, valuation is the most important element in a transaction. Ben is a valuation expert and has written many fairness opinions for public and private companies. Here is a LinkedIn article on the valuation:
Ascento Capital - A Practical Guide to the Intricacies of the M&A Valuation of Tech Companies