DJ Palmer Recognized by The M&A Advisor as a 2022 Emerging Leader

With nearly 15 years of global M&A experience, DJ is known for his intense commitment to his colleagues and drive to deliver successful outcomes for his clients.

TYSONS, VA (June 29, 2022) – Ascend Capital Group (“Ascend”) is pleased to announce that DJ Palmer, Director at Ascend, has been recognized as a recipient of The M&A Advisor’s 13th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.

“The Emerging Leaders Awards were born as the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’ in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing, and Turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made notable contributions to their industry and community,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. “With the challenges undertaken over the past two years, the 2022 award recipients join a truly remarkable, global network of outstanding young professionals.”

DJ has nearly 15 years of experience in global M&A, corporate strategy, private equity, and investment banking. He has advised on over $3 billion in deal volume across software, technology, and services sectors. DJ’s deep M&A expertise is a result of having worked with a diverse set of organizations—from start-ups and family-owned businesses to large publicly traded organizations and global private equity funds. Prior to Ascend, he worked for District Capital Partners, Evergreen Advisors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte.

“DJ exemplifies our core values and our commitment to creating a new paradigm in M&A for the benefit of our people, our clients, and our business partners,” said Eric Parekh, Managing Director at Ascend. “He is a skilled leader, an honorable banker, and a selfless friend.”

DJ was chosen from a pool of prominent nominees for his notable accomplishments in business and service to the community. An independent judging panel completed the evaluation and selection of the nominees.

Ascend congratulates DJ and all recipients of this prestigious honor. Click here to see the full list of The M&A Advisor’s 13th Annual Emerging Leaders.

DJ exemplifies our core values and our commitment to creating a new paradigm in M&A for the benefit of our people, our clients, and our business partners. He is a skilled leader, an honorable banker, and a selfless friend.

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