About Ascendant Capital

Ascendant Capital is an alternative investment firm focused on bringing one-of-a-kind investment strategies to a diverse investor base with a unique focus on income-producing private equity.

At Ascendant Capital, we are committed to understanding the needs of the market. We both source and partner with high quality investment managers to create differentiated strategies to meet these needs. We consult, structure, market, and service these offerings, ensuring that our relationships receive a high level of investment quality and service.

Our Mission

At Ascendant Capital, we strive to be the trusted source of alternative investment strategies. We utilize our industry expertise to provide strategies tailored to the markets as well as top quality client relations, sales, and marketing teams. We are focused on creating mutually rewarding relationships with our employees, partners, and clients.

Our Strategy

Our seasoned team of industry professionals serve financial advisors distributing alternative investment strategies to investors who desire income-oriented solutions. We advise our investment teams on all elements of the capital markets process including fund structuring, market positioning, collateral and educational material development, partnership terms and conditions, and fund capacity.

Our Story

Ascendant Capital was founded in 2012 by Jeffry Schneider. In the beginning, we partnered with several firms focusing on distributing alternative investments to the independent financial advisor community. Once Ascendant Capital partnered with GPB Capital to launch their business, it became clear that GPB Capital was the right long-term partner. Since January 2015, Ascendant Capital has been the exclusive fundraising partner to GPB Capital.

Ascendant Capital At a Glance

$2.1B

Capital Raised

2012

Year Founded

60+

Employees

Austin, TX

Location

  • Our Journey

  • September 5, 2007

    Ascendant Capital is Formed

    Ascendant Capital Founder, Jeffry Schneider, and GPB Capital Founder, David Gentile, meet for the first time. A business relationship is formed but also a friendship. One that is stronger each day.

  • Date

    Event Title

    Ascendant Capital Founder, Jeffry Schneider, leaves the big wirehouse brokerage firms to focus exclusively on capital raising in the alternative investment space

  • Date

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    Jeffry Schneider settles in Austin, Texas, away from his big city life in Manhattan where he establishes a fresh perspective

  • Ascendant Capital is formed in Austin, TX

  • July 2012

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    With his then CPA, David Gentile and Jeffry Schneider concept the idea of a private equity holding company

  • March 19, 2013

    GPB Capital Holdings is Formed

    Together, Jeffry Schneider and David Gentile form GPB Capital Holdings, LLC

  • March 29, 2013

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    Launch of the first GPB Capital Holdings product.

  • June, 2016

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    Ascendant Capital focuses 100% of their efforts on raising capital for GPB Capital products

  • $1 Billion in Capital Raised

  • December 2014

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    A $100 million capital raise for GPB Capital is achieved through Ascendant Capital’s solid, long-tenured relationships with advisors

  • December 31, 2015

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    Ascendant Capital closes GPB Capital’s first fund at $x million

  • December 31, 2015

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    The philanthropic program, Ascendant Cares, launches facilitating a way for employees to give-back to the community and the many non-profits in our area

  • December 31, 2015

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    A $500 million capital raise for GPB Capital is achieved through Ascendant Capital’s solid, long-tenured relationships with advisors

  • December 31, 2015

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    A $1 billion capital raise for GPB Capital is achieved through Ascendant Capital’s solid, long-tenured relationships with advisors

  • December 31, 2015

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    Ascendant Capital hires their 50th employee, continuing the tradition of world-class service to advisors and their clients

  • January 2018

    Event Title

    Ascendant Capital hires their 50th employee, continuing the tradition of world-class service to advisors and their clients

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