Ph.D., Partner

Education: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business

Specialty: Investment Banking

Some people just have a way of doing it all and making it seem effortless. Ivar Sorensen is one of these people. If he isn’t co-founding a $40 million investment fund, then he’s co-founding the USA Cup, or working so hard on Norwegian-American business development that he’s presented the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by the King of Norway as a reward for outstanding service. Known within The M&A Group as the financial engineer (and not only because he has a PhD in Corporate Finance), Ivar has a true talent for working the numbers, foreseeing implications, and envisioning favorable deal structures. His nimble intellect no doubt comes in part from his broad experience in various industries – semi-conductors, medical devices, capital goods, transportation equipment, steel plate fabrication, heavy industrial construction, industrial process machinery, financial services…need we go on? Maybe it’s the Norwegian heritage, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone more unflappable under pressure. What this means for you and your transaction is that you’ll have a financial wizard, who also happens to be an expert negotiator, on your side.