Mercantile Mergers & Acquisitions named in Axial’s Q3 2020 Top 20 Lower Mid-Market Investment Banks

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By Ted Liu

Toronto based Mercantile Mergers & Acquisitions Corporation has been named in the Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks [Q3 2020] by Axial.

Led by President Mark Borkowski, Mercantile Mergers & Acquisitions Corporation is a mid-market mergers & acquisitions brokerage with an exclusive focus on company divestitures, acquisitions and buyouts. The firm has been a sell-side intermediary firm since 1987. Mercantile has consummated over l72 transactions in a number of industries and market sectors. Transaction sizes have ranged in amounts of $1 million to $58,203,000.

Axial is a deal platform serving the lower middle market ($5-$250 million TEV) with over 3,500 advisory firms and 2,000 corporate and financial buyers.

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Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks [Q3 2020]

Nick Coetzee
October 20, 2020

We are excited to release Axial’s Q3 2020 Lower Middle Market League Tables.

Axial league tables take into account three main characteristics: client quality, buy-side targeting, and process effectiveness (for detailed methodology, see the end of this feature).

For CEOs and dealmakers in the lower middle market, these league tables are a useful barometer to measure how an investment bank ranks against its peers, and how effective they are in financing and selling lower middle market businesses in various sectors.

16 of the top 20 investment banks were new to the list in Q3, with the remaining 4 firms returning from Q2. 708 investment banks brought deals to market using Axial in Q3.

Here are the top 20.

Top 20 Investment Banks


Rank Firm HQ Score
1 Network 1 Financial NY .99
2 Mertz Taggart FL .99
3 Clayton Capital Partners MO .98
4 Woodbridge International CT .98
5 Peakstone Group IL .98
6 Liberty Ridge Advisors WA .98
7 SECTOR Advisors GA .97
8 eMerge M&A NY .97
9 Vertess AZ .97
10 National Security Capital Advisors MD .96
11 Tsalach Corporate Finance IL .96
12 Frontier Investment Banking Corp KS .96
13 Mountain Summit Advisors UT .95
14 Clarke Advisors AZ .94
15 Austin Dale Group TX .93
16 Gilbert & Pardue Business Advisors TX .92
17 Flatirons Capital Advisors CO .92
18 Mercantile Mergers & Acquisitions ON .92
19 Forbes M+A CO .92
 20 Providium Advisors NC .92