Ascent Equity Capital is a private equity firm that looks to partner with proven management when acquiring a companies. Ascent is particularly attracted to businesses with high-margins, low customer attrition, and recurring revenue where new leadership can improve operational performance. The Firm looks to invest up to $1 million per transaction. Sectors of interest include business-to-business services, consumer services/products, financial services, and media/publishing. Ascent Equity Capital (formerly Pinnacle Equity Capital) is based in Chicago and was formed in 2002 by Chad Mollman.
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Ascent Equity Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (40%) and financial services (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and growth capital (20%). In total, Ascent Equity Capital has invested in 4 US states.
The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Ascent Equity Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Encore Discovery Solutions for $100M.
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