About

Our Core Principles

Experience

We have decades of combined investment, advisory and operational experience with leading global firms.

Our Core Principles

Collegial

We strive to make working with ADC collaborative, positive and enjoyable.

Our Core Principles

Aligned

As founders ourselves, we are personally aligned with the success of our clients and portfolio companies.

Our Core Principles

Cohesive

Many of our senior professionals have been colleagues for a decade or more, demonstrating the cohesiveness that is central to our partnership approach.

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Connected

We take pride in the depth and quality of our relationship network, and believe it is a core differentiator for our firm.

Our Core Principles

Experience

We have decades of combined investment, advisory and operational experience with leading global firms.

American Discovery Capital is an integrated, independent merchant banking firm based in Los Angeles, CA.

Throughout our professional careers, we have enjoyed the energy, camaraderie and feeling of pride working closely with founder-owners to grow their businesses and create successful outcomes for their families, shareholders and employees.

We started ADC in 2016 to return to these roots and share our knowledge, relationships and capital to help these businesses grow and succeed.

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FINRA-registered broker-dealer

American Discovery Advisors, LLC

We provide advisory services to leading privately owned and publicly-traded companies, including corporate sales, divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, joint venture/partnerships, restructuring and private and public 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, capital markets and restructuring transactions representing tens of billions of dollars of transaction value.

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Private Equity Fund

American Discovery Fund, LP

We invest in leading founder/family-owned and other closely-held businesses operating in the Software & Services sectors. In addition to providing capital for growth and/or founder liquidity, we tap into our deep industry experience, operational know-how and an extensive network of professional relationships to help our partner firms maximize value and ultimately realize a successful exit outcome for themselves, their shareholders and their employees.

Meet the Team

We are a cohesive, experienced, and well-connected team that enjoys working with growing companies and their management teams to achieve successful outcomes on transactions of critical importance.

We 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.

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Brian Webber
Co-CEO
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John Joliet
Co-CEO
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Laurent DeGryse
Partner
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Frank McMahon
Partner
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Jeffrey Gelles
Partner
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Mike Denbeau
Partner
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Peter Shoemaker
Partner
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Greg Range
Partner
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Bruce Pompan
Partner
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Avi Padhye
Partner
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Todd Najera
Partner
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Susan Goldman
Partner
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Peter Dameris
Senior Advisor
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Kevin Cohn
Partner
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Anthony Shepherd
CFO
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Dean Jensen
Senior Managing Director
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Steve Webber
Vice President
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Jason Chekofsky
Sr. Associate
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Ryan Bickett
Associate
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Ryan Rosenquist
Sr. Analyst
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Jason Simon
Analyst
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Trevor Jacobson
Jr. Analyst

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