Transcend Partners is your reliable advisor on all things M&A.

Our team brings a multifaceted experience and skill set covering all aspects relevant to our clients. We’ve worked at the top investment banks in the world executing major corporate transactions and at Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) investment funds where we’ve made multi-million investments into technology companies ourselves.

We’ve held leadership positions at some of the largest technology companies in the world, and have founded and led startups and technology companies personally. We take a global approach, optimizing each transaction beyond geographic boundaries, having extensive relationships across Venture Capital, Private Equity and Corporate Strategic investors and acquirers, in all parts of the world.

Our objective is to help our clients capitalize on the unique transformative business opportunities available in the moment in order to transcend their current limitations and take their business to the next level.



tran·scend | \ tran(t)-ˈsend  \
transcended; transcending; transcends

transitive verb


a: to rise above or go beyond the limits of
b: to triumph over the negative or restrictive aspects of : OVERCOME
c: to be prior to, beyond, and above (the universe or material existence)


to outstrip or outdo in some attribute, quality, or power

intransitive verb


to rise above or extend notably beyond ordinary limits

Definition by Merriam-Webster website.


Distinct value-adding capabilities with a singular client focus.

Transcend leaders have diverse proficiencies and are located all around the world. We share the common characteristics of superior strategic and financial acumen, and a love for technology and entrepreneurship.

Michael Counihan

Managing Partner, M&A, Strategic Advisor

Michael specializes in technology M&A, company sales, and capital raising, having substantial experience working internationally at top investment banks.

Dirk Müller-Dornieden

Business Intelligence, M&A, Strategy

Dirk works passionately with technology companies in the areas of strategy, business intelligence, business and financial modeling, project and interim management, and more.

Andrew Miller

Interim CFO, M&A, Strategic Advisor

Andrew is a specialist finance resource supporting enterprises in interim management and advisory mandates.

Andreas Penna

M&A, Business Development Advisor

Andreas specializes in M&A and Venture Capital advisory, international corporate expansion and high-value business development.