Software & Technology

Software & Technology businesses that develop revolutionary platforms while remaining customer-centric and adaptable are highly valuable to investors. Our team stays ahead of the shifting trends in the fast-paced sector, executing on opportunities underpinned by disruptions and ongoing transformation. We have the agility, expertise, and perseverance to help you navigate M&A in this dynamic sector.

Sub-sector Expertise

  • Architecture, Engineering, & Construction Technology
  • E-Commerce & E-Retail Technology
  • Education Technology (EdTech)
  • Government Technology (GovTech)
  • Healthcare Technology (HealthTech)
  • Legal Technology (LegalTech)
  • Niche Technology Applications
  • Property Technology (PropTech)
  • Sports Technology (SportsTech)
  • Transportation, Logistics, & Mobility Technology

  • Advertising Technology (AdTech)
  • Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Communications Technology
  • Content Management & Collaboration (DAM, Marketing Automation)
  • Customer Experience Management (CXM)
  • Data & Analytics Technology
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Governance, Risk, & Compliance Technology (GRC)
  • HR Tech (CRM, Staffing, & Recruiting Tech)
  • Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • Marketing Technology (MarTech)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI / ML) Applications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Datacenters
  • Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Infrastructure & Applications
  • Next Generation Technologies
  • Semiconductors & Systems

  • Banking Technology (BankTech)
  • Insurance Technology (InsurTech)
  • Investment Technology (InvestmentTech)
  • Lending Platforms & Marketplaces
  • Mortgage Technology (MortgageTech)
  • Online & Mobile Payments
  • Payment Networks & Gateways
  • Payment Processors & Merchant Acquirors
  • Wealth Management Technology (WealthTech)

  • Application & Software Development
  • Cloud Services
  • Consulting & Professional Services
  • Data & Analytics Services
  • Digital Transformation
  • IT Services
  • Managed & Infrastructure Services


Shadow Dragon

Innovative sell-side client looking for expertise and resources finds the perfect partner to extend its impact as increased sophistication of cyber-attacks heightens demand.


Buy-side turned sell-side client resulting in the union of two innovative, industry-leading GovTech players bringing positive digital interactions between citizens and their local governments.

Recent Transactions

  • Ascend Advises Intelligenz in its Acquisition by Banyan Software

    This partnership allows Intelligenz to expand its product capabilities and customer base under Banyan’s guidance, increasing market share in the recreation and facilities management space.

  • Ascend Advises MCCi in its Acquisition of GovBuilt

    Together, MCCi and GovBuilt provide a robust, user-friendly technology offering to meet the ever-evolving needs of government agencies.

  • 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.

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