Ascend Advises DirectAthletics in its Acquisition by FloSports
The transaction forms the largest and most comprehensive database of
Track & Field videos, meet coverage, results, and rankings in North America.
Ascend Advises Mainline Information Systems
on its Acquisition of Axcelinno
The first strategic acquisition with Ascend as Mainline’s exclusive buy-side advisor bolsters
the company’s ability to deliver cloud, IT automation, and DevSecOps solutions and expands its footprint into Asia.
Ascend Advises Interware in its Acquisition by Avenu
The combined platform highlights the importance of unifying solutions under one umbrella, allowing state and local governments to collect permitting & licensing, utilities, and tax revenue more efficiently.
Ascend Advises Book King in its Acquisition by Univerus
The addition of Book King will serve as a springboard for development activity and bring improved recreation management products to customers throughout North America.
Ascend Advises ShadowDragon in its Strategic Investment by Sverica
The partnership will allow ShadowDragon to extend its impact as increased sophistication of cyber-attacks heightens demand.
Ascend Advises Municode in its Acquisition by CivicPlus
The deal highlights Ascend’s expertise in the highly active GovTech market and brings together two strong companies within the space.
Ascend Advises Nehemiah Security in its Acquisition by ThreatConnect
Addition of Cyber Risk Quantification pioneer creates the world’s only cybersecurity platform aligning the entire security lifecycle to the goal of reducing risk.
Simply put, we couldn’t have done this without Ascend. The team’s guidance and expertise were indispensable to us at every step of the journey, and their disciplined approach helped keep everyone on track throughout the process. The intentional way they strategically positioned our business ensured we found the right partner.
Ascend’s expertise in buy-side advisory has been evident from the start and was underscored as we worked on this first acquisition together. The team brings not only the analytical and programmatic rigor necessary for an efficient and effective strategy but also a focus on relationship building and the ability to think outside the transaction to the people behind it. Axcelinno was a valued relationship of ours before we even discussed a possible transaction. Ascend understood the complexities on both sides, helping us navigate the process and ultimately achieve the best outcome for all.
DJ and the Ascend team spent endless hours with our family prior to launching a transaction to understand our collective and individual objectives. They were knowledgeable and responsive, helping us not just maximize value but find a partner we could feel truly good about taking on our family’s legacy and providing our employees, customers, and products new opportunities to flourish and thrive.
I will forever be thankful to the team at Ascend. Their guidance was invaluable to us as they simplified complex situations and fiercely focused on what meant the most to us—ensuring our employees were taken care of. Our relationship went beyond the transaction to building trusting relationships and friendships that will stand the test of time.
Going through the M&A process requires trust and someone that walks alongside you to help navigate the complexities. Working with Ascend made the experience less overwhelming as they provided guidance on all of the areas that I didn't have any clue about, while pushing our team to keep up the pace to the very end.
We wanted to be confident that we were doing the right thing for our business, our clients, and most importantly, our people. Ascend’s people-first philosophy was the perfect fit for us. They not only understood how to position us in the market to ensure an exceptional outcome, but also that the number one priority was finding a partner who respected and valued our team.
Ascend was an incredibly valuable partner to our team throughout the sale process. They are a relationship-focused team and never lost sight of the bigger picture. Their extensive insight and knowledge around positioning and buyers, and their disciplined approach to negotiations helped us achieve a great outcome for everyone.