Abe Garver, FOCUS’ MSP Team Leader, has over 25-years professional experience in M&A investment banking and management consulting. Over the course of his career, he has worked on sell side, buy side and capital raise assignments with approximately 75 clients including public, private, Inc. 500 fastest growing and Top 50 MSPs companies.
Mr. Garver currently spends 100% of his time focused on the managed services provider (MSP) sector:
- During 2020 Mr. Garver originated and advised on four (4) private equity (PE) backed MSP Platform acquisitions and the sale of two (2) bolt-ons to PE-backed MSP Platform companies. He also provided buy side advisory services to a PE-backed MSP.
- At the start of Q2 2021 Mr. Garver’s team was advising a MSP Platform company that is under LOI with a leading PE Group. Abe is leading three (3) MSP buy side assignments in the U.S. and Canada. He expects that two (2) MSP bolt-on companies will be under LOI in the near future. In addition Abe is advising four (4) PE groups in their efforts to acquire various Top-50 Founder/CEO owned MSPs.
Mr. Garver is an M&A industry thought leader appearing on Bloomberg, Fox Business and at NASDAQ. He has published over 110 articles in numerous publications including, among others, FORBES, Seeking Alpha and Yahoo! Finance. Prior to joining FOCUS Abe worked with Merrill Lynch’s M&A Technology Group and Ernst & Young’s Business Valuation Group.
Mr. Garver holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Manderson Graduate School. He is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a General Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63) and a Limited Representative – Investment Banking (Series 79).
In addition to his professional pursuits, Mr. Garver is a member of The University Club of New York and Governor (Emeritus) of the University of Southern California Alumni Association.