Ascend Capital Group Welcomes Mike LoPresti as New Investment Banking Analyst

Ascend Capital Group Continues to Expand Team, Enhancing Client-Focused Services

WASHINGTON, DC (May 14, 2024) – Ascend Capital Group, a leader in middle-market investment banking, is excited to announce the addition of Mike LoPresti to its team as an Investment Banking Analyst. Mike brings a distinct blend of experience from his recent role at Canaccord Genuity in New York and an impressive background as a professional athlete.

During his tenure at Canaccord Genuity, Mike played an important role in multiple transactions across the Technology, Media, and Information Services sectors, demonstrating excellence in project management, due diligence, financial modeling, and client service. Notable transactions he facilitated include a $250 million deal for a Digital Transformation Specialist and a $165 million initiative for a Global Marketing Agency, among others.

“Mike’s track record of high-level performance in both professional sports and complex M&A transactions adds a dynamic element to our expanding team,” said Eric Parekh, Managing Director at Ascend Capital Group. “We are excited to have him join Ascend, where his diverse perspective and robust skill set will augment our capabilities and improve our service offerings.”

Mike earned a B.S. in Finance from St. John’s University, where he not only excelled academically but also contributed significantly to the Red Storm baseball team, aiding in its national tournament success while also earning numerous academic accolades. After college, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and played professional baseball, a testament to his tenacious work ethic and exceptional discipline—traits that he has brought into his finance career. Mike’s grit and determination are evident in every aspect of his professional undertakings and are a great fit with the Ascend team.

“I’m thrilled to join Ascend and excited to work with a team that puts people first—clients, employees, and partners alike. Ascend’s approach of blending strong relationships with a smart, data-driven strategy really stood out to me. It’s an opportunity to contribute to a group that’s not just about the numbers, but also about doing the right thing and making a real difference. I’m looking forward to being part of this dynamic team and helping drive our shared success.”

Interested in learning more about joining the Ascend team? Contact us at info@ascendcg.com.

Contact

Eric Parekh

eric@ascendcg.com | 703.229-9809

"Mike’s track record of high-level performance in both professional sports and complex M&A transactions adds a dynamic element to our expanding team."

Next Up:

Our News

Ascend Advises Aercon in its Acquisition by Ambient Enterprises

May 21, 2024

In the News, Our News

Ascend Capital Group Spearheads Strategic Acquisition of RecDesk by Clubessential Holdings

May 16, 2024

In the News, Our News

Ascend Capital Group Facilitates Havtech’s Strategic Acquisition of The Morin Companies to Bolster HVAC Market Leadership

April 26, 2024