We Have Decades of Investment, Corporate Finance

and Operations Experience with Leading Global Firms


We Focus on Complete Alignment of Incentives

with Our Investors and Clients on Every Transaction


We Have Unique Access to Proprietary Deal-flow from

our Advisory Business and Our Extensive Network of Relationships


Many of Our Senior Professionals

Have Been Colleagues For a Decade or More


We Develop Personal Relationships with Our Clients and Colleagues,

and Strive to Make Working With our Firm Enjoyable


American Discovery Capital LLC (“ADC”) is an independent merchant banking firm based in Los Angeles, CA.  As a merchant bank, we provide M&A, Restructuring and Capital Raising Services for growth companies and also invest our own capital in our clients’ companies or in leading family-owned and middle-market companies in selected high-growth sectors.

Our Founding Partners and Professionals each have decades of transactional, operational, capital markets and private equity experience, including as Global Heads of leading businesses at some of the world’s preeminent financial institutions, such as UBS Investment Bank, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Moelis & Company. In addition to growth capital, we assist our clients with industry experience, operational execution and an extensive network of professional relationships.

Through our Finra-registered broker-dealer, we provide M&A advisory services to leading publicly-traded and privately owned companies, including corporate sales, divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, joint venture/partnership, and private capital solutions. For over two decades, our Founding Partners have advised middle-market clients, private equity firms, and large domestic and international corporations on hundreds of the largest and most prominent M&A and capital markets transactions representing tens of billions of dollars of transaction value.


M&A/Financial Advisory


On behalf of select clients, we provide M&A/Financial Advisory services to leading middle-market and family-owned companies to achieve outstanding outcomes on transactions of critical importance.

  • Sales of middle-market and family-owned businesses
  • Restructuring Advisory to leveraged/distressed companies
  • Capital raising / equity investments for corporate growth
  • Acquisitions / buy-side engagements
  • Special situations—including activist campaigns; IPO advisory, and more

Several of our Founders have decades of M&A/Financial Advisory, corporate finance, capital markets and operational experience at leading investment banking firms, private equity firms, and publicly-traded companies around the globe.

  • UBS Investment Bank (NYSE: UBS)
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC)
  • Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ)
  • First American (NYSE: FAF)
  • Lehman Brothers


They also held global leadership positions at many of these firms, including:

  • Global Head of Technology Investment Banking
  • Global Head of Business/IT/Professional Services Investment Banking
  • Global Head of Enterprise Software Investment Banking
  • Global Head of Financial Institutions / FinTech
  • Chief Financial Officer


In these capacities, they managed large teams of investment bankers and other professionals, and completed tens of billions of dollars of M&A and Capital Markets transactions for some of the world’s leading companies.

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