ASGARD names Machen to helm new Boston office

ASGARD Partners & Co has appointed Christopher Machen to head its new Boston office. Machen will also serve as a senior member of the firm’s advisory group. Previously, Machen worked at GCP Applied Technologies where he was director of corporate development and strategy.


BOSTON, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ASGARD Partners & Co. (“ASGARD”) announced that it has hired Christopher Machen to head the firm’s new office in Boston, MA. Christopher will serve as a senior member of the firm’s Advisory Group, having extensive expertise in capital raising and transaction execution. He also brings to ASGARD significant experience advising companies on strategy, corporate development, M&A, and financial planning.

“Christopher is a strong addition to our team and expands our ability to serve our clients,” said Robert Beall, Co-Founder & COO of ASGARD. “Christopher brings deep experience and knowledge having advised both companies and investors. Moreover, he is opening our brand-new Boston office, strengthening our presence in the Northeast, which is a key hub for investors in the middle-market. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team.”

Christopher brings to ASGARD close to 20 years of investment banking and corporate development experience working in partnership with early-to-late stage clients, venture capital, private equity, and growth equity firms on a variety of corporate finance and M&A assignments.

Prior to joining ASGARD, Christopher was Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at GCP Applied Technologies (“GCP”), where he focused on strategy development and implementation. Before GCP, he spent time in the investment banking divisions of JPMorgan, RBC, Barclays, and HSBC, where he advised on and executed strategic and M&A transactions totaling over $15 billion.

“I am very excited to be joining ASGARD at this important moment in the company’s development. I look forward to further growing our presence and platform in Boston and the New England region. The region is home to many robust businesses and industries and it represents a natural extension of our New York-based practice. The New England region stands to benefit greatly from our best-in-class advisory and capital raising solutions and capabilities.”

Head of the Advisory Group, Nicholas Desjardins, stated, “Christopher further strengthens ASGARD’s investment banking capabilities and bolsters our presence in the active and important Boston and New England markets. Combining his strong track record of successful transactions with his experience inside of companies making strategic and capital decisions, Christopher’s background is a perfect fit for ASGARD’s integrated client approach.”

About ASGARD Partners & Co.
ASGARD Partners & Co. is a next generation financial firm combining private equity investments and capital markets advisory into one platform to better and more effectively serve portfolio companies, clients and investors. ASGARD believes business is a powerful platform that can change the world for the better and is committed to serving entrepreneurs, companies, and investors that share this belief. The partners at ASGARD have collectively arranged and advised on more than $65 billion in transactions and have proven expertise across a wide spectrum of advisory services. ASGARD brings multi-functional capabilities to its clients and enables them to navigate their capital and growth decisions effectively. For more information, visit