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Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Storygize, supporting the rapidly expanding programmatic advertising platform in securing debt financing to expand its sales organization and refinance an existing asset-based loan....
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Cloud Equity Group, supporting a recapitalization of existing debt for its platform portfolio company BrightWorks IT. Funding was provided by Aequum Capital and the transaction was led by Auctus Managing Director Dustin Muscato.
Auctus is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to The Precision Group, supporting the environmental and infrastructure services leader in completing a majority recapitalization by PowerVac, a Pillsman Partners LLC and Peninsula Capital Partners, LLC portfolio company....
Axial | Tejan Kapoor Cloud software was enjoying incredible growth in category size, market capitalization, and equity performance. Then the music stopped… Major changes in interest rate policy and other macroeconomic factors are forcing operators and investors to question how much of cloud software’s success and value creation is simply a…
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce it has been named 6th in the Top 25 Investment Banks from Axial, a private deal network serving professionals who own, advise, and invest in North American lower middle market companies…
Conferences and industry trade shows are making a comeback for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Fancy Food Show marked the first of many events Auctus Capital Partners will attend in 2023. The SFA Show brought a range of leading F&B stakeholders…
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Tropos Technologies, Inc, securing a $10MM USD lead strategic investment in their current Series B round from Workhorse Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WKHS).
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce it has been named No. 1 in the Top Investment Banks from Axial, a private deal network serving professionals who own, advise, and invest in North American lower middle market companies...
When covering the Electronic Vehicle market, Axial turned to Auctus Capital Partners managing director for insights on the implications of this growing industry in the Lower Middle Market and how investors can capitalize on the opportunity, citing ACP’s recent support to Tropos Motors as an example...
When covering Gradient Cyber and Auctus' recent support to the leading provider of cybersecurity and security operations as a service (SOCaaS), VentureBeat turned to ACP’s Managing Partner and Gradient CEO Steve Chappell for insights on the transaction, trends in the sector and how the company is well-positioned to be a leader in the market...
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce it has been named among the Top 50 Software M&A Advisors serving lower middle market for work both advising and partnering with software-focused businesses...
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Gradient Cyber, supporting the leading provider of cybersecurity and security operations as a service (SOCaaS) in securing financing with a revolving line of credit from Revtek Capital...
While navigating 2022 will not likely playout the same way for any single company, the following trends are expected to impact business, drive deals, and shape the landscape: Business Owners Eye Inflation, Supply Chain Disruption, Labor Shortages, Interest Rates and Evolving Financial Services as the Core Themes Impacting Lower Middle Market M&A, Capital Raising and Growth Strategy in 2022...
Revealing the most in demand industries in Q4 2021, and how "intent" data can provide insight on prospective deal activity in 2022... When covering such trends and drivers in these active sectors, the private deal network's editors and thought leadership team turned to industry leaders, including Auctus Capital Partners, for insights. Here is what John Dilatush shared during Q&A on the transportation sector...
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce it has been named 5th in the Top 20 Investment Banks from Axial, a private deal network serving professionals who own, advise, and invest in North American lower middle market companies...
Looking ahead, five healthcare-focused financial services and M&A experts sat down for a virtual roundtable hosted by private deal network Axial for discussion around the state of healthcare M&A in 2022. Auctus' Healthcare & Life Sciences Managing Director John Duguid shared insights...
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce it has been named by Axial among the Top 50 Healthcare M&A Advisors for work in both advising and partnering with healthcare business owners...
Across the range of food and beverage and CPG businesses, many emerging growth companies face challenges related to product development and commercialization. This agreement establishes a collaboration between IBC and Auctus to expand IBC’s capital formation capabilities and further enhance Auctus’ growing presence in the food and beverage sector of its consumer industry network....
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as advisor to True Velocity, supporting the composite ammunition manufacturing company in securing debt financing to expand production capacity and better meet growing demand. Funding was provided by Silver Peak Partners and the transaction was led by Auctus’ CFO and Managing Director John Dilatush. At 30 percent lighter than traditional brass-cased cartridges, its proprietary ammunition provides significant shipping and logistical cost savings, while also delivering improved accuracy, enhanced efficiency, and unprecedented consistency.
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce it has been named among the Top 50 Business Services Investors & M&A Advisors by Axial, a private deal network serving professionals who own, advise, and invest in North American lower middle market companies."We are excited and grateful for the recognition our leadership has earned,” said....
For middle market healthcare companies, the willingness to explore new strategies — within and outside the industry — can affect success in today’s environment. Read more on trends driving deals across Health and Technology.
Strategic Investment Facilitates Market Entry in China and Advances Ophthalmic Technology Evolving Ultrasound for Corneal Refractive and Cataract Surgery CHICAGO — Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as advisor to ArcScan, Inc., supporting the commercial-stage ophthalmology equipment and ultrasound visualization technology company in securing a strategic equity…
When covering Tropos Technologies and Auctus Capital Partners' recent support to the electric vehicles manufacturer, Mergermarket turned to Auctus’ CFO Tropos CEO for insights on the transaction...
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Tropos Technolgies, Inc., supporting the leading manufacturer and distributor of all-electric compact utility vehicles (eCUVs) in securing financing to accelerate growth and pursue strategies to capture market share in the rapidly expanding segment. Funding was provided by Walleye Capital.
With large sums of capital sitting on the sidelines, PE firms are writing bigger equity checks whether that’s large market activity or low- to mid-market dealmaking. Auctus Capital Partners' Shawn Jackson shares more insights in this PE Hub article....
McGuireWoods recently launched The Black Professionals in Private Equity & Finance (BPE) initiative to bring together professionals from across the financial services sector to network, share ideas, and promote change in the industry toward a more diverse and inclusive community. The new series features interviews with Black dealmakers and trailblazers…
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce it has been named a Top Investment Bank from Axial, a private deal network serving professionals who own, advise, and invest in North American lower middle market companies. The ranking places Auctus in the Top 20 with the second highest score of .98 in...
What are the greatest tends impacting our clients? As we close out 2020 and wait for the ball to drop on 2021, it’s time for our Year in Review and Year Ahead Forecast. Check out our recap of the year that was and the core themes that will impact business, drive deals, and shape the 2021 landscape.
As we look ahead, how can investment banks evolve to create greater value and enhance client relationships in 2021 and beyond? Here are four trends driving change:
Auctus is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to GoPath Laboratories, providing valuation and strategic advisory services, and supporting the multi-specialty pathology laboratory in securing a senior-secured financing package from Signature Bank. The transaction was led by Auctus and its Vice President Ovais Siddiqui.“The company is well-positioned for continued growth with the rising incidence of infectious diseases — including COVD-19 testing, which GoPath offers with 24-48 hour results — and cancer increasing the demand for innovations in diagnostic techniques that are more precise, accurate, and efficient.”
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce new senior leaders have joined the firm, and the opening of three additional satellite offices.
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce it has received a COVID-19 Closed Deal Badge from Axial, a private deal network serving professionals who own, advise, and invest in North American lower middle market companies. The badge recognizes Auctus for its role as exclusive advisor to clients that were supported...
Financial Advisory Positions Seal Shield as Category Leader Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Seal Shield, supporting the leading manufacturer of waterproof and washable keyboards, mice and UV-C technology in securing senior-secured financing and a revolving line of credit from BBVA.
An insider’s look into what’s driving private investors and public companies’ negotiation: “Every year PE firms need to close on a certain amount of deals,” said Muhammad Azfar, Managing Partner of Auctus Capital Partners.
Many owners of mid-market, mid-life companies struggle to achieve sustainable performance improvements that drive sufficient earnings, and thereby high enough valuations to maximize shareholder wealth or attract outside investment. These considerations can be used to determine if a company would benefit. Do any of these apply to you?
Auctus is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Telewave, Inc., supporting the leading enterprise radio frequency telecom and wireless systems equipment provider secure an asset-backed credit facility from LSQ. The transaction enables the client to better manage its supply chain and enhance its go-to market strategy for products that will lead advancements in sensor and antenna technology.
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as lead advisor to Pathway Healthcare, supporting the leading addiction treatment center in securing senior-secured financing. “Today, mental health and substance abuse centers represent an $18 billion market in the US — and trends are driving a positive outlook for behavioral health, specifically for substance abuse and addiction treatment,” said Azfar...
Selling or Acquiring Business? How Can Business Owners Prepare? This whitepaper from Auctus Capital Partners is a useful guide to help business owners Understand their M&A Potential, Avoid Pitfalls & Maximize Outcomes.
Cloud migration and cybersecurity represent the most attractive areas of growth across IT, especially as enterprise dependence on cloud infrastructure continues to push demand for reliable and faster cloud management and security solutions.
Growth in the medical aesthetic industry shows no signs of slowing, especially as more investors look to take advantage of what is now a more than $8 billion sector. Read more insights from Auctus' recent engagement with Radiance Medspa.
While the spate of M&A activity is expected to continue, navigating the economic realities will not be a simple endeavor. Here are core themes that will drive deals in 2020...
CHICAGO / West Palm Beach, FL — January 16, 2020 — Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to leading global cloud management and security provider 5nine, an Insight Venture Partners portfolio company, supporting its acquisition by strategic buyer Acronis. The transaction was led by…
As we look ahead, how can investment banks evolve to create greater value and enhance client relationships in 2020 and beyond? Here are four trends driving change...
Radiance Medspa will enter a new era of growth as a category leader in non-surgical cosmetic medicine though its engagement with Auctus Capital Partners -- Advisory Drives Cashflow Improvement, Secures Capital from Q2 Business Capital
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Kaizen Collision Center in securing senior secured debt financing for debt restructuring, accommodating future growth and working capital needs. The transaction enabled the client to restructure its balance sheet for a monthly cashflow improvement of 75%...
When covering capital markets, CFO Magazine turned to industry leaders, including Auctus Capital Partners, for insights into private capital providers fighting to finance middle market firms. Read why finance chiefs should proceed with caution...
Featured by Medical Product Outsourcing, Auctus & BioConnexUS share insights into what trends MedTech companies can leverage to uncover new growth opportunities and guide M&A strategy....
When covering M&A activity in the Americas, Mergermarket turned to industry leaders — including Auctus Capital Partners — for insights on the first-half of 2019 and Midwest trends. Deal Drivers Americas provides an in-depth review of M&A activity and offers insights into how announced deals will impact M&A for the year ahead....
Featured by MedTech Strategist, Auctus & BioConnnexUS share insights into the next generation of MedTech leaders emerging globally, and how external M&A deals are the new strategic imperative for growth. As their search for innovation continues, MedTech companies hoping to expand should take advantage of three key macro drivers for cross-border M&A...
Auctus Capital Partners announced today the sale of its client, MOVE Bumpers, which has been acquired by private investment firm BASE. The transaction, intended to support the bumper manufacturer’s continued growth, was led by Auctus…
Featured in Home Business Magazine, Auctus shares insights on how owners can prepare for and finance a partner's exit: 'Inevitably, there comes a day when a business owner decides to depart before others — and owners are often unprepared for a partner buyout. Here are key considerations to help ensure partners are ready...'
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce it has been appointed by Splash Wines as exclusive advisor to assist the company in raising growth capital. Support will help provide the financial capability needed to advance strategic projects and ensure it has capacity to achieve its near-term goal of becoming an industry leader in the direct-to-consumer wine space.
CHICAGO — May 28, 2019 — Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Limitless Creative Co. in securing capital for its new headquarter building in Chicago. The funding was provided by Fifth Third Bank, which was a follow-on transaction in a multi-phase capital stacking…
Featured on Business.com, Auctus shares insights on how to prepare for a successful business exit... "I'm thinking of selling my company." These words have been uttered by business owners far and wide – and while the intention is real, it's hardly ever immediate. There are critical things business owners must consider and act on now...
CHICAGO / NEW YORK — February 6, 2019 — Auctus Capital Partners, a multi-faceted investment bank, and BioConnexUS, LLC, a boutique life sciences advisory firm, today announced a new strategic partnership. Across the range of healthcare and life sciences businesses, many emerging growth companies face challenges related to product development…
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Limitless Creative Co. in defining its strategy, mapping corporate infrastructure and raising capital as the company grows exponentially year over year. “Thriving companies require comprehensive, customized solutions to support business needs and rapid growth,” said Muhammad Azfar,…
CHICAGO / PORTLAND, OR — Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as strategic advisor to EVO America, Inc., supporting its acquisition by strategic buyer The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD). The transaction was led by Auctus Capital Partners and its Managing Director William Allen. “It was a pleasure…
Across all industries, lower middle market companies are demanding greater attention and support from investment banks. In fact, companies seeking corporate financial advisory will only turn to firms that can provide added value when facilitating M&A, raising capital, or other services that go far beyond the offerings of commercial and retail banks. Learn how investment banks can evolve to create greater value and enhance client relationships in 2019 and beyond...
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic partnership with ScaleWerks, a business accelerator that specializes in scaling mid-market, mid-life companies, to expand strategic planning and growth advisory services. “We are excited to be working with ScaleWerks,” said Muhammad Azfar, Managing Partner of Auctus Capital…
Hosted by Star Mountain and the Capital Group,"From Growth to Exit" is a lower-middle market, business owner and investment industry panel discussion. The event brings together a range of thought leaders, experts and business owners — including Auctus Group — who will address the current economic environment and how businesses are navigating today's challenges and opportunities from scale to exit.
What are the greatest tends impacting our clients? Having supported a range of clients; helped them seize opportunities, mitigate challenges and improve their business and financial strategy over the past year, Auctus is familiar with the many issues facing corporate America and decision-makers across the lower middle market. As we close out 2018 and wait for the ball to drop on 2019, it’s time for our business “year in review” and “year ahead” predictions...
M&A has become a commonplace strategy for lower middle market companies today. While the intention is unique to every organization, it is based on the idea of creating more value. Here are five common reasons businesses merge with or acquire other companies...
Named as Best M&A Advisory and recognized for Excellence in Telecommunication M&A Strategy, the Auctus Group was among the winners of the 2018 M&A Awards and featured by Acquisition International.
Auctus Group is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Wellness For Life, supporting a multi-phase engagement that helped the rapidly growing health and benefits services organization secure bridge financing, followed by growth capital in the form of mezzanine debt — provided by Decathlon Capital Partners.
Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has been named Best M&A Advisory (USA) by Acquisition International Global Media in the 2018 M&A Awards. Underscoring the reasons why Auctus Capital Partners was selected, the multi-faceted investment banking firm was also recognized with the Award for Excellence in Telecommunications M&A Strategy for work on behalf of its clients.
Technology-focused companies in the US pet sector are receiving strong venture capital interest as pet ownership demographics change, according to several industry sources. “The millennial customer is really driving a number of these categories that didn’t exist five years ago,” says William Allen, an investment banker with Auctus Group.
Brian worked with two investment banks — “I met a lot of people who just weren’t the right fit” — before signing on with Auctus Group… and within two weeks, the Silver Fox team was in Denver. Read more…
Auctus Group announced that it has acquired Woodville Hall Capital, LLC, which has been renamed Auctus Securities, LLC. The acquisition is an important step in offering investment banking services for new and existing clients that purchase, divest or raise capital for businesses, brands or assets.
When covering the M&A 2018 outlook, Mergermarket turned to industry leaders — including Auctus Group’s Muhammad Azfar — for insights on the first-half of the year and Midwest trends.
A brilliant, innovative idea can spark interest, but without the proper strategies and influencers to drive it forward, it can quickly fizzle, rather than grow to fruition. Thus, it’s critical to plan ahead when building your company, in order to secure the required resources to promote high profits, value, and demand and to allow for opportunities to expand and grow.
Denver’s Renegade Brewing today announced the sale of an undisclosed stake to Silver Fox Partners, a Northeastern family office founded earlier this year by Anne Mulcahy, the former CEO and Chairwoman of the Xerox Corporation. The Auctus Group acted as the advisor to Renegade. Read the Brewbound news article and press release here...
Hemant Bajaj has joined Auctus Group, Inc. as a Managing Director...
New arrangement provides resources for next stage of Go4Clients growth and development.
Auctus Group is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Digital West in its acquisition of Norcast Telecom with a mezzanine debt and minority equity investment provided by Farragut Capital Partners. The newly integrated company will be able to offer world-class cloud services, advanced technologies and telecom services that will keep Central Coast businesses competitive both locally and globally.
The acquisition enhances capabilities of Auctus Group and Auctus Search Partners beyond financial services recruiting and sell side M&A. It also…
No matter how much blood, sweat and tears go into developing a company, sometimes a business becomes stagnant and profits slow down. When this happens, it’s time to re-evaluate your company’s worth and decide if an exit strategy is the right move.
Auctus Group Inc., a Chicago based investment banking firm, is pleased to announce its role as exclusive advisor to Local Marketing Solutions Group, Inc. (LMSG) in its acquisition of KMA One.
Auctus Group advised Unitiv in securing debt financing to help move the company forward.