Carleton McKenna Advises Abison in its Sale to Ability Commerce

Carleton McKenna & Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor to Abison, Inc. in its sale to Ability Commerce Inc. Abison's solution will be a core component of Ability's SmartSite offering.

Scott Karlo, CEO of Abison, said, "The team at Carleton McKenna worked within tight timing parameters and found a buyer with financial and strategic wherewithal to accelerate product rollout."

About Abison, Inc.

Abison is a technology company that has developed an integrated and unified e-commerce and order fulfillment software platform. Abison's software helps run the end-to-end business operations of mail-order catalog, Internet, and brick-and-mortar retailers. Comprehensive Commerce Suite, the company's flagship product, is a fully integrated e-commerce and fulfillment software application intended for middle market retailers that warehouse, sell and ship or drop-ship products.

About Ability Commerce, Inc.

Founded and led by Diane Buzzeo, Ability has been around for 30 years and has a strong brand and reputation in the direct marketing industry. Ability provides e-commerce software and web design solutions for retailers of all sizes. The company's key web platform is the Ability SmartSite. Ability is a sister company to Marketing Concepts Company, a larger direct marketing services organization.

About Carleton McKenna & Co.

For more than thirty years, Carleton McKenna & Co. and its predecessor firms have been providing merger and acquisition advisory, capital raising and valuation services for small to mid-cap regional clients – both public and private – with expertise across a broad array of industries. For further information about Carleton McKenna & Co., please visit

If you would like more information about this transaction, please contact the following registered representatives*:

Paul H. Carleton
Christopher J. McKenna
Dominic M. Brault

*Securities placed through Financial America Securities, Inc., which is a member of FINRA/SIPC

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