Axial Code of Conduct


Axial Member Code Of Conduct

Axial is a trusted platform that connects qualified capital partners, business owners, and M&A advisors to explore and execute corporate financial transactions. In furtherance of the platform’s objectives and on behalf of each of its members, Axial has established a Member Code of Conduct. Axial reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to enforce the Code of Conduct.
Activities and behavior that Axial platform rewards and supports:

  • Members who consistently respond quickly and respectfully to one another
  • Members consistently engaging diligently and in good faith
  • Members who provide detailed and accurate information on transactions, including multiple years of financial history and credible forward projections
  • Members who provide specific information supporting their various transaction criteria, ideally derived from historical transaction experience, personal operating experience, or thoughtfully developed perspectives
  • Members with the expertise, resources, and resolve to close transactions
Activities that can get you banned or suspended from the platform:

  • Inappropriately mischaracterizing or providing false company, financial, or personal information
  • Lying about or inappropriately mischaracterizing your relationship to a deal
  • Publishing mis-categorized deals in order to attract un-warranted reach or attention
  • Sharing a deal without the proper authority to do so
  • Neglecting to adhere to Axial’s Terms of Service
  • Circumventing or evading success fee obligations owed to Axial, accidentally or intentionally
  • Any kind of fraudulent activity
  • Abusive behavior of other members, including racist or sexist behavior
  • Overly-aggressive sales behavior that leads to repeated member complaints
  • Harassing, abusing, or sending other un-welcomed communications to people (e.g., junk mail, spam, chain letters, phishing schemes)
  • Unprofessional marketing strategies (e.g., writing in all-caps, using hyperbole and exclamation points)
The Axial platform currently supports the following types of transactions and transaction-related member interactions:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Equity financings
  • Debt financings
  • Co-investments / Syndication
Types of deals and interactions Axial does not currently support:

  • Private equity “blind pool” fundraising, or equivalent
  • Fundraising for startups with no operating history
  • Single location retail businesses
  • Asset sales outside of an M&A context (i.e. art, undeveloped land, residential or commercial real assets, minerals, commodities)
Violations of the Axial Code of Conduct will result in you or your entire company receiving a warning or being completely removed from the Axial platform.