Eric Parekh

Managing Director

About Eric Parekh

Eric has over 18 years of experience in M&A, corporate development, private equity, industry consolidations, and investment banking. He has a unique lens into transaction dynamics from the perspective of buyers and sellers, and his deep knowledge base enables him to create strategic and value-add opportunities for clients.

Prior to Ascend, Eric led the origination and execution of M&A transactions at Evergreen Advisors, and worked for Raymond James and Abshier, Webb, Donnelly, and Baker. He also worked in a principal capacity for a Sterling Partners portfolio company having executed 12 deals over a 12 month period.

  • MBA from Loyola University Maryland
  • Masters in Theological Studies from Urshan Graduate School of Theology
  • BS in Economics from Texas A&M University

We are relationship oriented in a transaction business. This is the essence of who we are and is the mission that unifies our team. We care deeply about our team members, our clients, and the people who are impacted by the transactions we are a part of.

My passion for M&A lies in helping our clients succeed by driving exceptional outcomes. I love the alignment that we have with our clients—when they succeed, we succeed. Transactions are extremely complex and require so much tenacity—there is tremendous satisfaction with every deal we close.

When I’m outside the office you can usually find me with my family—Julie, Hudson, and Ava—traveling somewhere...though the mode of transportation varies between planes, trains, automobiles, and horses!

Growing up I wanted to be a cowboy, a preacher, and a doctor. Thus far I’ve been fortunate to live out two of those dreams. I suspect the third (becoming a doctor) will be particularly challenging, although I’ve learned not to count anything out!

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