Brief: PE Giant Warburg Pincus to Acquire Texas Funder Ascentium Capital

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New York-based private equity firm Warburg Pincus agreed to acquire Texas-based equipment financing company Ascentium Capital. The details of the deal remain undisclosed.

Ascentium Capital, with $1.1 billion in assets provides vendor financing, partnering with distributors, resellers to fund their small business customers. And in March this year, it started lending to ISOs and retail merchants directly. The company will be continued to run by CEO Tom Depping who will roll over his stake in the business.

“We see a compelling market opportunity to continue to build Ascentium to become a multi-product capital provider to small businesses through both organic growth and complementary acquisitions,” said Arjun Thimmaya, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus in a statement.

The five year old firm has financed over $2 billion since inception, and funded $225.4 million during Q2 this year. Ascentium’s financial advisor was Goldman Sachs and Vinson & Elkins LLP served as legal counsel.

Last modified: October 6, 2016

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