Mr. Lawson Brings Local Market Knowledge and Mergers and Acquisitions Experience to the Company’s Expanding Team of Seasoned Advisors
Greenwood Village, CO (August 27, 2018) – The Forbes M+A Group, a leading transaction advisory firm, today announced Garit Lawson has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Lawson will head the firm’s new Utah office based in Salt Lake City. A native of Utah, Lawson brings a wealth of experience and local market knowledge to the firm with 20+ years of experience as a Mergers and Acquisitions professional.
“Garit is a fantastic addition to our team as he has a great reputation for understanding his client’s goals and meticulously telling their stories,” said Bob Forbes, President and Founder of The Forbes M+A Group. “His experience in both the national and Utah market for middle-market transactions is a superb fit with The Forbes M+A Group. We are excited to have him.”
Prior to joining Forbes, Lawson managed the Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Services Group at Colliers International, formerly Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors. Focused on mid-market transactions, he offered diversified buy and sell side advisory services, including mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, valuations, and fairness opinions. He began his M&A career at Interwest Acquisitions Advisors, a regional financial services advisory firm.
“I am excited about building upon Forbes MA’s middle market reputation here in Utah,” said Garit Lawson, Managing Director at The Forbes M+A Group. “I found in The Forbes M+A Group, a team that shared my ideals advising company owners on successful strategies to maximizing shareholder value, while accounting for the human ‘needs and wants’ present in all business transactions.”
Lawson received his Master’s degree from the University of Utah in Business Administration and Organizational Development. Garit has founded and operated companies in the consumer and business services industries, and consulted to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and high-tech companies, giving him distinct insights into businesses from the viewpoints of an owner, manager, and entrepreneur. He specializes his transactional services in technology-enabled manufacturing, consumer products, and business services.
Outside of work, Garit enjoys spending time with his two sons, and exploring the outdoors. He is an active athlete and a frequent subscriber to Salt Lake’s City’s cultural organizations, attending film, dance, and theater performances. His strong commitment to education and volunteering is evident in his ongoing mentoring of economically-disadvantaged students in their transitions between high school and college, as well as college and professional sectors.
About The Forbes M+A GroupThe Forbes M+A Group is an award-winning Denver, CO-based mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. The firm serves sellers or buyers in middle-market M&A transactions. It applies meticulous attention to detail in helping business owners develop and execute M&A strategy, acquire companies and partner with investor groups for growth, and maximize value in an eventual exit. Senior advisors at The Forbes M+A Group have more than 150 years of combined experience in transactions across a wide variety of industries. For more information, please visit: www.forbesma.com or phone 303-770-6017.
Media Contact: Max Eckstein +1 (303) 872.9085, Max.Eckstein@ForbesMA.com