Auctus Capital Partners is pleased to announce that two senior leaders have joined the firm as CFO and Managing Directors, as well as three additional satellite offices in Charlotte, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
“We are fortunate to have executives of this caliber and tenure joining Auctus and excited to welcome such accomplished leaders who embody our vision of relentlessly pursuing value for clients, results, and commitment to excellence,” said Muhammad Azfar, CEO and Managing Partner of Auctus Capital Partners.
— John Dilatush joins Auctus as a Managing Director and has been named Chief Financial and Operating Officer. He will oversee the strategic direction of the firm, day-to-day operations and various client services and transactional support. Among other notable positions, he was a managing director and portfolio manager at Guggenheim Partners where he built out the financial services portfolio of a new equity market neutral hedge fund, after serving similar roles for a $2.5 billion-dollar portfolio at Citadel LLC and Partner Fund Management, a $5 billion AUM hedge fund. Immediately prior to Auctus, he co-founded and served as Co-CIO of Jade Gate Capital Ltd and was the CIO and head of investor relations for DAC Management, which was acquired by Blackstone in 2017.
— Shawn Jackson joins Auctus as a Managing Director and will oversee the Los Angeles office. He brings over 20 years of investment banking experience in both middle market and bulge-bracket arenas, having been involved in transactions ranging from $10 million to $5 billion, holding positions at Credit Suisse and BMO, as well as New Century Capital Partners and other investment baking boutiques. Immediately prior to Auctus, he ran the Los Angeles office of Bruderman Brothers, a New York based financial services firm specializing in middle market mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.
For Auctus, these latest developments follow acknowledgement from private deal network Axial, which recognized the firm with a COVID-19 Closed Deal Badge for its role as exclusive advisor to clients that were supported and transactions completed since the Declaration of National Emergency in March 2020.
Of the expansion, Azfar said, “We look at this growth collectively as a testament to the result Auctus delivers and our ability to drive consistent and superior outcomes for clients, who in these unprecedented times see us as an invaluable resource with a dedicated and experienced leaders who maximize value and create steady growth.”
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About Auctus Capital Partners
Auctus Capital Partners is a leading financial services and investment banking firm focused exclusively on creating value for the lower middle market. We specialize in merger & acquisition advisory, institutional private placements of debt and equity, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. Our senior bankers have deep domain expertise across a range of industries, with the necessary foresight to navigate highly-complex transactions to maximize value and achieve optimal outcomes for clients.