Mergers & Acquisitions

Ascento Capital provides high-quality investment banking services for sell-side and buy-side M&A engagements. We have developed a rigorous process that creates the most competition and optimizes the result.

On sell side M&A engagements, we reach out to domestic as well as international acquirers who often pay a premium to acquire the management talent, technology innovation and market penetration in the United States.

On buy side M&A engagements, we research the sector thoroughly to identify targets that are an excellent strategic fit with the buyer and save the buyer time by screening targets to ensure the valuation parameters are reasonable and targets are interested.

Capital Raises

We provide investment banking services for capital raises for private companies. We assist with the financing strategy, financial projections, presentation materials, valuation, and financial structuring and negotiations with capital providers.

We have senior level access to angels, venture capital firms, and private equity firms. Obtaining the right source of capital at each stage of a company’s growth is critical.

Finding the right strategic fit with capital providers is important. Criteria such as sector, geography and stage of company must be taken into account in order to maximize success. The quality of the capital providers in the first few rounds will often dictate how successful a company is later in an IPO or acquisition.

Valuations and Fairness Opinions

Ascento Capital has extensive experience with valuations and fairness opinions. We analyze and evaluate our client’s financials and business model and have in-depth discussions with management to thoroughly understand a company.

Our valuation models are rigorous, in-depth and highly accurate, incorporating the latest valuation metrics from precedent transactions and comparable companies in the technology sector.

Ascento Capital is involved with every step of the valuation and fairness opinion process. We have provided valuations for private and public companies in Japan, India and the United States.

Strategic Consulting

Ascento Capital provides strategic consulting services to companies leveraging years of corporate finance & technology sector experience.

We conduct a thorough SWOT analysis, provide management teams and boards with recommendations on how to position the company, develop a preliminary Target Matrix with the most likely Targets, and prepare a company to maximize the valuation on exit.

For example, Ascento Capital advised a public wireless antenna company to acquire a European sensor company, which repositioned the company from a domestic antenna company to an international IoT company.