Ascende Capital works with select company founders, partnering with them to reimagine and realise the full potential of their business.

We add both intellectual and financial capital to create enduring companies and long term value.

Our Team

David Kaestner

David has been involved in the construction industry for most of his career working at a senior level with major international companies. David is now primarily engaged in the acquisition, restructuring and management of businesses using his strategic leadership and management experience to help re-position them for success. David is a founding member of Ascende Capital and has completed the Owner, Presidents, Managers course at Harvard Business School.

Andrew Holborn

Andrew has 30 years experience in commercial and financial management primarily in the engineering and construction industries. He is a founding member of Ascende Capital and his focus is on the acquisition and professionalisation of SME’s in that sector including Ark Group (acquired by the listed Calibre Group) and SWG (acquired by the listed Programmed Maintenance Group). Andrew is a graduate of UWA and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Scott Anderson

Scott started his career working in the offshore construction industry moving from project engineering roles to executive operations management positions and working with various companies both in Australia and internationally. In the last 10 years Scott has been primarily engaged in the acquisition, restructuring and management of a number of different businesses using his experience to help re-position organisations to ensure sustainable growth and ultimately ongoing success. Scott holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Strathclyde, an MBA from the University of Western Australia and has completed the Owner, Presidents, Managers course at Harvard Business School.

Historic Successes

We are proud of our previous achievements and their success is testament to our strategic, targeted and hands-on approach to investing.

Avora Energy

Gravity Crane Services

Ark Maintenance

SWG

Current Investments

We are currently partnered with the following companies and working diligently with management, founders and stakeholders, creating value and building stronger and more sustainable businesses.

PEARL Clean Energy

OzLinc Industries

Contact Us

You may contact us directly through someone we both
know or alternatively email us with an outline of your
proposal via the address below.

email@ascende.com.au