Experienced. Established. Practical. Proven. Your deal is not just like any other deal.

Ivar Sorensen

Ph.D., Partner

Specialty: Investment Banking
Education: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business

John Peterson

CFA, Registered Representative

Specialty: Capital Markets
Education: Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business

Peter Barsness

CPA, Financial Consultant

Specialty: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures


The M&A Group has a strategic alliance and actively works with The Financial Services Consulting Group, a Minneapolis based consulting and advisory group providing executive and board level services in the areas of community, national and international banking, and across a range of other non-financial industries. The services include, but are not limited to interim management, strategic business development, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, post-transaction integration, international expansion, corporate re-structuring etc. Led by its founder and President, Donovan Walsh, the group members include senior executives from the financial services as well as traditional industries – each having served as senior executives, CEOs, CFO’s and board members of a range of companies in finance, related service industries as well as high-tech and low-tech manufacturing.