Axial created the list by asking 1000 private equity firms, strategic acquirers, and family offices to name the banks and advisers they trust and respect the most in the middle market. See http://www.axial.net/forum/recommended-investment-banks-advisors-us/ for the complete list.
Concord Ventures is among four honored in Washington State. The other three are Cascadia Capital, Exvere, and Meridian Capital, all in Seattle. All four Washington firms are in the generalist category as are 66% of the firms on the list.
As you might expect, there is a heavy concentration in New York and Los Angeles.
Axial is networking website that connects mid-market sellers, buyers, and investors using criteria that find the right match in real-time. Over 11,000 firms use the Axial network to identify, connect with, and close M&A and growth financing deals. See http://www.axial.net for more information.
Concord Ventures is a Bellevue-based boutique investment-banking firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, re-capitalizations, and valuations of established companies. The primary focus of the firm is companies with valuations between $3,000,000 to $500,000,000 in manufacturing, service, and distribution.