What’s key to a successful deal? A deep understanding – it’s at the centre of everything. Depth of knowledge coupled with experience drives the unique requirements for any given outcome. There is no one-size fits all approach.
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Ascenta’s proven track record with top-tier law firms, listed and unlisted companies and closely held corporations has exhibited an adeptness at working on time-sensitive deals. A tailored approach to M&A and joint ventures nurtures relationships between all stakeholders as well as ensuring a dynamic response for the inevitable regulatory issues or roadblocks. Whether it’s help with pre-deal work such as structuring or due diligence, the deal itself or resolving disputes after the fact, Ascenta has wide experience with specialist advisers ranging from M&A to tax to regulatory. Through strategic planning and decisive execution we can help financial services businesses focus their negotiations and support growth and successful outcomes.
Narin Xavier de Saini
Narin is the author of the Australian chapter of the Thomson Reuters Private M&A Overview and completes dozens of transactions each year.
He has acted for financial services, credit and registrable superannuation entity licensees and representatives. This includes financial planning dealer groups, independent licensees, trustees and national award-winning boutiques.Narin has a passion for technology, music, and of course, making deals. He is inquisitive, creative and an out of the box thinker. Motivated by the question ‘what would a law firm look like if it was built by the client?’ He’s developed the core principle of combining technology with human-led expertise which is at the heart of Ascenta’s mission.
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Wills Financial Planning
Business saleI had heard Steve talk at a seminar about the sale of FP practices. I had kept the information on Steve in a file and made contact with him when I was ready to sell. I found Steve to be very professional, ethical and diligent. After providing him with the detailed information he requested, he then proceeded with the sale process. I was expecting this to take 18 month to 2 years. Within a few weeks Steve had a number of ASX listed companies and advisers whom were interested in purchasing my asset. The Sale documents were signed on 6 months later
Business SaleForte’s focus at all time is on the client outcomes or in my case the advisers we looked after. The decision making is a large part on culture and then on the commercial aspects of the transaction. It is not easy to sell your business but it gives great comfort to work with professionals who have networks, processes and understand the marketplace intimately.
Business saleUltimately it was a very positive experience working with the team at Forte. Steve was committed from day 1 to finding the right fit for my business & clients. A sale of any business has its challenges but Steve's processes, experience & communication ensured a smooth journey and positive outcome for all parties. If I were to do it all over again, I would certainly engage Forte Asset Solutions.... because if you are going to do something, do it right.
The Taggart Group
Business saleI can never thank Steve Prendeville and the Forte team for making such an important decision, seamless enriching and undertaken at a level that was so professional and diligent. Steve is an incredible person, highly intelligent, extremely commercial, sympathetic,and respectful of how businesses are to be bought,sold or merged with the right culture and people. If you are considering any of these particular transactions in your business Steve Prendeville, his staff and business is the organisation to deal with. I cannot recommend them highly enough and I say publicly thank you, thank you, thank you for what you did for me, our business and family.
Business saleHaving never sold a business before, we were understandably nervous but we received invaluable guidance, support and advice through a lengthy but ultimately worthwhile process. Forte's experienced, steady views on things were fantastic. We have now successfully merged our business with a firm that is an ideal place for our clients and our staff - mission accomplished!
Business saleIt was fantastic to deal with Steve and his team. We are so happy with the outcome they have managed to accomplish for us.Client care and cultural alignment were the two crucial factors for us. I believe we have not only achieved that but achieved a complete win-win for all the stakeholders involved. It was only made possible with Forte’s ongoing help, patience, systematic approach, professional guidance, and extensive network.I am truly grateful for all the hard work that the Forte team put in to assist us with the transaction and would be very happy to recommend their services to my peers in the industry.