Auctus Acquires Woodville Hall Capital

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Auctus Group Acquires FINRA Member Broker-Dealer to Provide Comprehensive Investment Banking Services

Auctus Group announced that it has acquired Woodville Hall Capital, LLC, which has been renamed Auctus Securities, LLC. The acquisition is an important step in offering investment banking services for new and existing clients that purchase, divest or raise capital for businesses, brands or assets.

“The acquisition of Woodville, now Auctus Securities, LLC, marks an exciting milestone in our strategic growth,” said Muhammad Azfar, Managing Partner of Auctus Group based in Chicago. “Coupled with our existing suite of services, new broker-dealer capabilities make Auctus Group a single-source provider for companies seeking corporate advisory, and corporate finance, merger and acquisition and private placement support as well as fairness opinions.”

Auctus Securities, LLC will focus initially on serving middle market businesses across various industry verticals. Broker-dealer services support buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, facilitate debt or equity securities through private placements, and pricing of such securities, financial restructurings, asset sales, divestitures and rendering a fairness, solvency or similar opinion.

Auctus leadership participating in the practice includes Muhammad Azfar, Jon Doehr and Steven Bender. Woodville’s founder, Jonathan Catherwood, will remain registered with the firm and support legacy clients.

Auctus Securities, LLC is a registered broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). For more information, visit http://AuctusSecurities.com.

About Auctus Group

The Auctus Group companies in their specific capacities comprise a multi-faceted financial group specializing respectively in merger & acquisition advisory, institutional private placements of debt and equity, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. Our experienced professionals have the necessary foresight to navigate through highly complicated transactions to maximize value for our clients and create steady growth. With best-in-class access to strategic and financial buyers, as well as capital providers throughout the world, our team identifies opportunities and navigates challenges with a local understanding on a global scale. Securities offered through Auctus Securities, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC.

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