Ascend in Partnership
with Eaton Square

International M&A and capital service firm.
Over 100 M&A senior level professionals
in over 12 countries.

Value of Ascends closed Transactions

Ascend’s M&A and Advisory Engagements

Closed Transactions By Ascend

Ascend’s Combined Years of M&A Experience

About Us

Our firm has 30+ years experience.

With a focus on the middle-market and a proven track record of closed transactions, Ascend’s extensive CPA knowledge and experience, along with our team of expert bankers and partnership with Eaton Square, allows us to generate successful outcomes for our clients here in the US and around the globe.

Eaton Square is a cross-border M&A and capital service firm with over 28 offices across the world.

Our Eaton Square Partnership provides extremely valuable assets for clients who entrust their deals to Ascend.  It benefits our clients in three fundamental ways:

  • Exposure to Buyers and Sellers Internationally
  • Expertise in Key Verticals
  • Greater access to Growth Capital and Debt through SPP Capital Partners

Our partnerships allow us to remain committed to staying  TIME DRIVEN, and sourcing the RIGHT BUYERS so we can generate the BEST OVERALL DEAL.

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Our 150-day transaction process keeps deals from falling apart. Excess time kills most transactions.

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The “RIGHT” buyer is one that wants or needs your company strategically. Our ability to identify these buyers and engage them in a competitive bidding process is key to what sets us apart.

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Our extensive CPA experience offers us the unparalleled ability to identify and increase EBITDA add-backs most never see.

Our Expertise

Providing Best-In-Class advisory services to
a wide array of industries.

Together Ascend and Eaton Square offer clients an extensive assemblage of experts focused on helping clients successfully complete their M&A transactions, capital raises and debt procurement. To learn more about how you can benefit from the Ascend/Eaton Square partnership…..

Industries Served

Selected Case Studies

Tier-One Manufacturer

Based in Silicon Valley, GSA is a tier-one manufacturer in the e-vehicle, aerospace, communications, and technology sectors, working with some of the top companies in the world. The focus of this transaction was not only to obtain the highest valuation, but also to identify the best partner to facilitate exponential growth. Ascend succeeded in finding the right partner to complete a deal that brought in a very high up-front valuation and allowed our client to retain 45% of the new company going forward.

The size and complexity of this deal necessitated we coordinate over 40 business professionals on both the buyers and sellers team including legal, financial, operational, accounting, tax, and insurance professionals to orchestrate the asking and answering of questions and dealing with all the issues that come up along the way. Ascend’s 30+ years of transaction experience and vast CPA background allowed us to achieve our client’s expectations.

“This was a long and complicated process. I really believe Ascend is the only firm that could have brought us to the finish line.”

Cesar Madrueno, CEO - Golden State Assembly

Government Services IT Company

70 days from hire, 45 days from entering LOI, sale of Texas based Government Services company closed. The company was primarily involved in intelligence, IT and education in various service sectors of the state and federal government. Engaged initially to negotiate with a prospect who had already approached our client, we initiated an accelerated process to invite several other prospects to the table with competitive bids. We used these bids to negotiate with the original prospective buyer, raising the purchase price by over 25% and adding some advantageous deal terms, including getting the deal finalized before year end. We entered LOI November 15, contracts were signed on December 30th and the funds were sent out via wire transfers on the 31st.

“There is no way in heck that I could have done what we’ve done and increased the overall value without you. It has been quite the experience. Thanks again for everything throughout this endeavor.”

Troy Glenn, CEO - Intellekt Group

Transportation SaaS Company

EcoInteractive is a Governmental transportation technology (SaaS) company based in Davis, Ca., was sold to a large private equity group for approximately 10 times EBITDA. We structured a deal with this buyer to maximize value for our client along with allowing ownership to leave within one-year post-transaction. Ascend managed the due diligence (financial, operations, and technology), attended regular meetings in addition to having almost daily client/buyer phone calls, which together allowed this transaction to close in approximately 75 days from LOI.

Approximately 100 days from the time we signed Ascend, we had a fully completed deal at an incredible valuation. Ascend was there every step of the way to help make this happen”

Michael Legg, CEO - EcoInteractive

Our Team

The Ascend team is comprised of our accomplished M&A professionals and our expansive network of affiliates. These include CEO’s, high level consultants, and industry experts located throughout the country. Our team of professionals have been business owners themselves and consulted on some of the most intricate and high-level negotiations in their industries. The combination of our teams experience and expertise offers our clients more comprehensive knowledge and support resulting in superior outcomes.

Mike Friar, Founder

Ascend Strategic Partners

Mike Friar, Founder

Ascend Strategic Partners, LLC


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