Thinking Outside of the Transaction

At Ascend, we think outside the transaction to the people behind it.

Be it clients, employees, or prospects, our team believes in humanizing investment banking and the engagement process. We place a high value on operating with integrity, maintaining good relationships, and simply doing the right thing…all while driving value with a sophisticated, data-driven approach.

The Ascend

Putting People First
Putting People First

Humanizing investment banking and the engagement process

Simplifying Complexity
Simplifying Complexity

Achieving simplicity amid complexity with a sophisticated approach

Flexing for the Journey
Flexing for the Journey

Pivoting to provide the type of advisory needed at a moment’s notice

Committing to Singular Attention
Committing to Singular Attention

Promising expertise grounded in best practices but tailored to a client’s unique needs

Partnering with Authenticity & Respect
Partnering with Authenticity & Respect

Creating an environment where ideas to come to life, people thrive, and success flourishes

Providing “In The Trenches”  Experience
Providing “In The Trenches” Experience

Unleashing value with institutional knowledge and expertise


Eric Parekh

Managing Director

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Douglas Palmer, Jr. (“DJ”)

Managing Director

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Thien Van Tran


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Join us in Creating a New Paradigm in M&A that Puts People First

We are always looking for passionate people who like to roll up their sleeves and solve complex problems as a part of a hard-working, leave your egos at the door, forward-thinking team.

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News &

Our News

Ascend Continues Growth with the Additions of Trevor Lunsford and Elliot Fantino to the Team

March 6, 2023

In the News, Our News

Ascend Advises Mainline Information Systems on its Acquisition of Axcelinno

March 1, 2023

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