​Firm Profile

Meridian Circle Advisors (“MCA”) a division of Ascendant Alternative Strategies, provides corporate finance and M&A advisory services, principal investor services, and commercial consultancy to global institutional clients including private and public corporations, institutional investors, family offices, public-private partnerships, international commercial banks, and sovereign investment vehicles.

MCA provides a comprehensive range of capital markets and M&A services. We advise our clients on private equity, mezzanine, senior, and project debt procurement and investment, as well as buy-side, sell-side and going-private, hostile defense, recapitalization and restructuring transactions.

To complement our financial advisory services, MCA offers clients various operational and commercial consultancy services in order to aid our clients in the formulation and execution of their long term business plans.  Our commercial consultancy engagements focus on providing a comprehensive solution for our client and bridging the operational and strategic hurdles required for a sizable liquidity event that maximizes shareholder value.

Our senior professionals have collectively executed over $3.0 billion in financing transactions with an average of 20 years experience in corporate finance.




Our Services

​Financial Advisory S​ervices

​Merchant Banking & Principal Investments

​Commercial Services

Industry Focus: Real Assets

Transaction & Advisory Team

John H. Nghiem,
Managing Director


​Joseph Mims,
Managing Director


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The principals of Meridian Circle Advisors, LLC are registered representatives of Ascendant Alternative Strategies, LLC, a registered member of FINRA and the SIPC. All securities are offered through Ascendant Alternative Strategies, LLC.

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