OCTANe strategic alliance with Tellson

About the Alliance:

The Senior Leadership of Tellson and OCTANe are proud to announce the formation of a strategic alliance which will enhance the capital raising and growth results for transformative businesses with locations in Southern California.

Under the alliance agreement, Tellson will offer its investment banking services, including Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Pre-Transaction advisory services, to OCTANe’s Growth Service’s platform. The outcome will be improving and accelerating the strategic and financing needs of OCTANe’s portfolio of LaunchPad Alumni companies and specific SMB’s operating in the Southern California region.

Through the alliance, Tellson will be introduced to OCTANe’s current and future network which has enabled 500+ companies to connect through their Launchpad SBDC accelerator.  In addition, the alliance will allow OCTANe’s member businesses unprecedented access to the capital markets through Tellson’s investor and strategic partner relationships.  Additionally, companies currently working with Tellson will be provided access to OCTANe’s Growth Services platform providing operational expertise, shared administrative resources and managed talent all resulting in greater job growth and acceleration of portfolio company revenues.

Together, OCTANe and Tellson will enhance the liquidity and capital raising efforts of OCTANe’s member businesses and facilitate the growth of transformative technology in the Southern California Area.

“This is a significant relationship for OCTANe, we profiled many organizations and believe Tellson will be a premier partner”, said Bill Carpou OCTANe, CEO. “For years we have provided access to capital for companies, today we have an entirely new set of services working with a true investment bank. It is a partnership that can take a company from Series A funding up to and including a liquidity event,” added Carpou.

Ron E. Ainsworth, Chairman of Tellson, added, “We are excited about being chosen as the investment bank for OCTANe, Tellson is looking forward to helping OCTANe expand its mission of connecting people and capital from around the globe to our southern California business community.”


About OCTANe:

OCTANe is building the SoCal of Tomorrow by connecting people, resources and capital to fuel technology growth in Southern California. Its members represent technology executive leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, academicians, and strategic advisors, all working together to fuel innovation in the region. The organization has helped more than 800 companies via the LaunchPad™ SBDC accelerator. LaunchPad™ companies have received more than $1.7 billion in investment and equity exits. These investments have supported the creation of more than 8,200 new jobs. OCTANe annually welcomes more than 8,500 people to its signature events and programs. More than 2,000 business leaders throughout the region are OCTANe members.


About Tellson:

Since 1981, the founding partners of Tellson have been engaged by businesses, family offices, and financial institutions to fulfill their Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Financial Restructuring requirements. Our team represents over 500 deals completed and $15 billion in completed transaction value. We leverage our extensive experience to help our clients successfully achieve their strategic and financial goals.  Our clients benefit from our extensive global reach with distinguishing institutional ties. Our long-standing presence affords Tellson unparalleled insight, expertise, and access.  Our Principals have successfully owned, operated, invested and advised for over 30 years.  Our unique history and expertise enable us to provide innovative and customized solutions to our client’s most complex issues.