ASCENDANT HAS A LARGE TEAM OF CORPORATE
FINANCE PROFESSIONALS WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE
OF WORKING WITH TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH BUSINESSES.

A key differentiator of our business model is only to provide “seasoned” and experienced staff to our clients.
We have no junior staff – all directors and associates have a minimum of 10 years experience - no one learns on the job.

Key members of the team include:

Stuart McKnight

Stuart McKnight

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Founded Ascendant; graduate engineer and MBA; ex Hill Samuel, Nomura, Regent; deep experience in corporate fund raising M&A licensing and valuation.

Andy Hutt

Andy Hutt

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Economics graduate and chartered accountant; ex PwC, BOC, Deloitte; software entrepreneur; extensive experience in fund raising, M&A, treasury and corporate re-structuring.

Stuart Hendry

Stuart Hendry

ASSOCIATE

Medtech/life-science specialist with significant senior management experience in start-ups, SMEs and large corporations. Ex Sphere Medical plc, Sagentia, Powderject plc. Track record of successful private and public fundraisings in excess of £50 million in the last 10 years.

Key members of the team include:

Stuart McKnight

Stuart McKnight

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Founded Ascendant; graduate engineer and MBA; ex Hill Samuel, Nomura, Regent; deep experience in corporate fund raising M&A licensing and valuation.

Andy Hutt

Andy Hutt

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Economics graduate and chartered accountant; ex PwC, BOC, Deloitte; software entrepreneur; extensive experience in fund raising, M&A, treasury and corporate re-structuring.

Stuart Hendry

Stuart Hendry

ASSOCIATE

Medtech/life-science specialist with significant senior management experience in start-ups, SMEs and large corporations. Ex Sphere Medical plc, Sagentia, Powderject plc. Track record of successful private and public fundraisings in excess of £50 million in the last 10 years.

Advisory board

Rob Wirszycz

Rob Wirszycz

Chairman, Director, Advisor & Mentor; Clarity Int, Datrix, Portal, EDS, Group Partners, Intellect.

Bob Pettigrew

Bob Pettigrew

Chairman and Non Exec Director; Sunamp, Sphere Medical, Odos, Acal Energy, Xeros, Zinwave, Sagentia, BSCVCT.

Ed Thompson

Ed Thompson

Distinguished Analyst; Gartner

Associates

Ascendant has a large pool of experienced associates to draw on a project-by-project basis.  Whilst not all of these are permanent Ascendant staff, they are available to ensure depth and total continuity of the Ascendant service to clients.  If you have significant transactional experience and are interested in becoming an Ascendant Associate, please contact us at recruitment@ascendant.co.uk.