03.2017 Ascendant Partners Advises Zea10 on Growth Equity Investment from Leading Global

              CPG Company



07.2016  Filling a Hole in Leadership at Ethanol Facilities

02.2016  Profits decline sharply in ethanol industry as low motor fuel prices cut into margins


10.2015 Ascendant Partners Advises Future Fuels No. 1 LLP in Sale to Green Plains, Inc.

8.2015   Ascendant Partners Advises Pacific Ag on $7 Million Growth Equity Investment

              from Advantage Capital 

6.2015   Riding the Performance Curve

6.2015   Ascendant Partners Advises Patriot Renewable Fuels in Sale to CHS, Inc.

5.2015   Ascendant Partners Adds IGPC Ethanol,

              Inc (Canada) and Show Me Ethanol, LLC

              to Performance Improvement Group

4.2015   High Performance More Marathon

              Than Sprint

2.2015   Ascendant Partners Adds Lincolnland

              Agri-Energy and Western Plains Energy  

              to Performance Improvement Group



11.2014 Ascendant Partners, Inc. Expands Presence in

              the Natural Food & Beverage Industry

9.2014   Ascendant Partners, Inc. has been selected as

              Finalist for the Boutique Investment Banking

              Firm of the Year

6.2014   FEW Speakers Talk Increasing Shareholder Value,

              Plant Valuation

6.2014   Ascendant Partners has been selected as Food Industry

              Focused Financial Advisory Firm of the Year

5.2014   FHR, Benefuel to Complete Beatrice Biodiesel Retrofit in 2015

2.2014   National Sugar Marketing Acquires Evergreen Sweeteners' Atlanta

              Bagging & Sweetener Liquids Assets

1.2014   Ascendant Financial Partners & Flaherty Capital Markets Announce the

              Acquisition of GNP Company by The Maschhoffs

1.2014   Sinav Limited Offers GTL Resources and Illinois River Energy for Sale



10.2013 Buying Distressed Biodiesel Assets - Eyes Wide Open

10.2013 Glacial Lakes Energy and East Kansas Agri-Energy join Ethanol Performance

              Improvement Program

8.2013   Fox River Valley Ethanol Purchases Utica Enregy LLC

8.2013   Marathon Petroleum Corporation Acquires Interest in Three Ethanol Plants

7.2013   Sales Results Show Declining Values for Even Top Tier Ethanol Plants

6.2013   Finding Business Success in a Changing Ethanol Industry

6.2013   FEW Presentation - Improving Company Performance Through Benchmarking and


6.2013  FEW Presentation - Maximize Your Plant's Value During a Challenging Market


5.2013  Lessons Learned from Past Downturns

5.2013  More Than Just Staff

4.2013  Wisconsin Ethanol Plant to be Sold

4.2013  Corn Heads for Bear Market After U.S. Stockpiles Beat Estimates

1.2013  McDermott Sees Mergers Ahead in Ethanol Finance Outlook

1.2013  Ascendant Partners Completes Capital Restructuring for LifeLine Foods

1.2013  Ascendant Completes Capital Restructuring for LifeLine Foods



11.2012 Top 10 Financing Paths for Biofuels, 2012-13

10.2012 Patriot Renewable Fuels Explores Strategic Options

8.2012   Morgan Stanley Says Policy Changes Won't Hurt Ethanol Demand

2.2012   Ethanol Industry Faces 'Toughest Down' Since 2009

1.2012   NEDAK Restructures Capital, Brings in $10 Million in Equity

1.2012   Ascendant Financial Partners Completes Capital Restructuring for NEDAK Ethanol LLC



11.2011 Western Wisconsin Energy, LLC, Sells to Big River Resources, LLC

9.2011   Ascendant Financial Partners & Flaherty Capital Markets Sell Ethnic Food Company

9.2011   Biofuels Consolidation

7.2011   Western Wisconsin Energy, 55 MMgy Ethanol Plant, Up for Grabs

7.2011   Ascendant Partners Acts as Exclusive Advisor to Western Wisconsin Energy, LLC, as It

              Explores the Sale of Its Ethanol Plant

6.2011   ScottMadden & Ascendant Partners Provide a New Biofuels Project Evaluation and

              Due Diligence Service

6.2011   Liquidity Options for Business Owners

5.2011   Industry Growth Now Coming Through Mergers, Acquisitions

5.2011   U.S. Reaches Debt Ceiling, Again

4.2011   Ascendant Financial Partners Acts as Exclusive M&A and Financial Advisor to

             Tate and Lyle Ingredients America, Inc.

2.2011  Ascendant Financial Partners Acts as Exclusive M&A and Financial Advisor to

             Gateway Ethanol

2.2011  Jake Hancock Joins Ascendant Partners Inc.



12.2010 Serving as an Ethanol Plant Board Member can be a Difficult, yet Highly

              Rewarding, Task

9.2010   Potential Buyer Eyeing Gateway Ethanol

9.2010   Ascendant Partners Assists Lincolnway Energy in being the First Biorefinery to Receive

              $1.9 million from the USDA Repowering Assistance Program

8.2010   Idled Ethanol Plant for Sale in Pratt, Kansas

7.2010   Ensuring Adequate Working Capital to Support the Business in Good times--and Bad

6.2010   Align Biomass Strategy to Fit Your Business--Not the Other Way Around

6.2010   Economic Drivers of Low-Carbon Energy Solutions for Ethanol Producers

5.2010   Understanding the Economic Drivers of Originating Biomass for Power Projects

2.2010   Stimulus Funding Assistance for Bioenergy Companies Provided by Ascendant

              Partners, ScottMadden, and Husch Blackwell Sanders

1.2010   ScottMadden, Ascendant Partners Join Forces



8.2009   How Consolidation can Affect Shareholder Value

7.2009   Protecting Shareholder Value Through Strategic Use of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
6.2009   Biomass Project Financing Solutions in Today’s Difficult Capital Markets

6.2009   Project Financing in Difficult Capital Markets

6.2009   Assessing the Economic Value in Valero-VeraSun Transaction

6.2009   Independent Assessment of the Valero/VeraSun Acquisition

4.2009   Biomass Project Development Tutorial 2009 – Understanding Biomass Feedstock Risk

4.2009   Biomass Project Development Tutorial 2009 - Financing Strategies for Biomass Projects

1.2009   Ascendant Partners Completes Cellulosic Ethanol Assessment



11.2008 Key Considerations when Using Industrial-Grade Crude Corn Oil as a Feedstock

10.2008 Protecting Shareholder Value in Structurally Changing Markets

7.2008   Improving Business Operating Consistency, Performance, Ethanol Producer Magazine

6.2008   Takeovers Concern Producers

4.2008   Sell or Merge: Options to Consider in Today’s Renewable Energy Industry



11.2007 Ascendant Partners Member Profile, Ethanol Today

10.2007 Capital Strategies to Position a Biodiesel Business, Biodiesel Magazine

7.2007   Capital Strategies to Position a Company for the Future, Ethanol Producer Magazine

6.2007   New Arm of Ascendant Partners Inc. Brings Financial Services and Expertise

              to Renewable Energy, Food and Agribusiness Companies