We are pleased to announce that Auctus Group has been named as Best M&A Advisory (USA) by Acquisition International (AI) in the 2018 M&A Awards. The firm was also recognized with the Award for Excellence in Telecommunication M&A Strategy for our work as exclusive advisor to Digital West in its acquisition of Norcast Telecom — a 2017 transaction that created the California Central Coast’s single largest business infrastructure provider.
In addition to the awards recognition, Auctus was featured in AI Magazine’s winners supplement with quotes from CEO Muhammad Azfar, insight into the working practices of the “best of the best,” and profiles of other 2018 winners.
More on the awards and the complete issue is available on AI’s website (click here).
For Auctus, the latest award wins follow high praise recognizing the firm’s flawless execution and track record of successful growth and exit for businesses pursuing M&A transactions. Of the win, Azfar said, “It’s a great honor to be recognized for our work. These wins are a testament to the result Auctus delivers, strong client partnerships, and our ability to drive consistent and superior outcomes for sell-side, buy-side and capital raise transactions, among other comprehensive advisory services.”
Since 2010, AI’s annual awards have been celebrating excellence, innovation and performance across the business, legal, financial and investment communities — focusing on the outstanding efforts and achievements of all those involved in identifying, coordinating and completing the important deals which have the potential to change the fate of businesses, industries and even entire countries. The winners are chosen solely on merit, with awards given to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.
From Acquisition International:
2017 was another huge year for large deals and this trend appears to be continuing into 2018; in fact, the forecasts predict an increase in deal activity and perhaps even record numbers. This bodes well for businesses worldwide and shows that those involved in these huge deals are working harder than ever to bring these transactions to fruition, and as such this awards program recognizes and thanks them for their hard work and commitment.
Best M&A Advisory – USA & Award for Excellence in Telecommunication M&A Strategy 2018
The Auctus Group provides investment banking and financial solutions for clients across the lifespan of business. It has built a reputation as a trusted advisor to lower middle market companies, as we find out when we profile the firm to learn more.
As a multi-faceted financial group, Auctus supports clients with a comprehensive service offering to help manage the many complexities inherent in sell-side, buy-side and capital raise transactions, and serves as a collaborative partner to drive business value. The firm is led by experienced senior bankers who have spent their careers developing deep professional relationships and building specific knowledge of the companies, trends and insights relevant to the firm’s 15 industry-specific areas of focus.
“The best advisory firms understand more than just the numbers, they understand the client’s vision and their role in making it real,” commented Muhammad Azfar, CEO and Managing Partner at Auctus Group, Inc. “Auctus recognizes the importance of understanding clients’ industry sectors, value drivers, and growth opportunities and challenges. Our experienced professionals have the necessary foresight to navigate highly complicated transactions to maximize value and create steady growth for our clients.”
The M&A practice positions companies to create a highly competitive process among the global universe of strategic and financial investors. It develops innovative and creative solutions, tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual client and the uniqueness of every transaction.
Among its many transactions, Digital West Networks’ acquisition of Norcast Telecom Networks with a mezzanine debt and minority equity investment is a notable example from Auctus. The transaction not only created the California Central Coast’s single largest business infrastructure provider, but achieved industry recognition, including Acquisition International’s 2018 M&A Awards.
“Whether our client is public or private, or selling a business unit or the entire company, we have a passion for what we do and embrace a philosophy of flawless execution that ultimately delivers superior valuation, terms and certainty to close,” Azfar added.
Overall, the firm’s a high level of repeat clients, consistent and superior outcomes demonstrate the quality of Auctus’ transaction process, the extent of its senior banker involvement, the value of industry experience and relationships, and importance of understanding industry drivers have all combined to drive it to the success it enjoys today, and as such this will remain the firm’s ongoing focus as it looks towards a bright future.