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9/19/2019

Ben Boissevain Judges the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Ben Boissevain was honored to judge the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards – the benchmark for dealmaking excellence - which recognized the leading M&A Transactions, Restructurings, Deal Financings, Product/ Services, Firms, and Professionals. The 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards winners will be revealed and celebrated at the Gala Ceremony event held on November 19th in New York.

2/8/2019

The Information: How the Crypto Boom changed the Mindset of Investors - Quotes

"...the drop in valuations has made some cashed-up companies think more about acquisitions", according to Ben Boissevain, an investment banker at Ascento Capital.

12/4/2018 

200% Growth in Blockchain Sector Financing and M&A Activity - LinkedIn Article

Total Blockchain and Crypto related deals have surged more than 200% at an annualized rate this year (PitchBook). 115 deals involving cryptocurrency or blockchain had been announced, on pace to hit 145 by the end of 2018.

11/6/2018 

M&A Advisor Summit: The Future of Finance in Blockchain - Moderator

Ben Boissevain moderated the panel at 2018 M&A ADVISORS SUMMIT on Blockchain in Finance held at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. The panel focused on the practical uses of blockchain technology beyond Bitcoin.

7/18/2018

Understanding Working Capital - LinkedIn Article

Parties arrive at a purchase price by multiplying the target company’s revenue or EBITDA. While this is generally true, a buyer will also typically require a minimum amount of “working capital” on the balance sheet when the deal closes.

6/27/2018

A Practical Guide to the Intricacies of M&A Valuation of Tech Companies - LinkedIn Article

The theoretical metrics of company valuations are well known. Then how does this theoretical valuation model account for Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion.

4/10/2018 

Crain's New York: Prepping for the 2018 Tech M&A Cycle - Quotes

"A lot of cash is coming back on shore—as much as $1.5 trillion,” notes Ben Boissevain, Managing Director of Ascento Capital, an M&A advisory and consulting firm. “And a portion of that will certainly go into M&A.”

5/9/2017 

Association for Corporate Growth: M&A Landscape - Diving into Four of the Hot Industry Sectors - Panelist

Discover what may be in store for M&A in 2017 in four of the hot industry sectors: environmental services; financial services; retail/consumer; and technology. Find out what happened in 2016 in each and what that means for 2017.

11/9/2016 

CoInvent Pulse Festival: Selling your Company: An M&A Primer - Panelist

CoInvent Pulse is a business & technology festival featuring 150 exhibitors and an array of business workshops.  It's estimated to be one of the largest technology gatherings with thousands of attendees.

5/20/2014

Fox Business: What you need to know about GoPro​ ​- TV Appearance

The theoretical metrics of company valuations are well known. Then how does this theoretical valuation model account for Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion.