Andrew Laver, Managing Director
Mr. Laver has been building expertise and relationships in the life science industry for over 20 years. Prior to founding APL Capital Advisors, Mr. Laver gained investment and transactional experience in the private equity and venture capital industries. He was also a co-founder of Salt Lake Life Science Angels, an angel group focused on seed-stage medical investments.
Additionally, he is the Managing Member and CFO of Fred Marshall Painting, one of the premier painting contractors in Utah. It is the oldest and largest painting company in Park City.
Prior to Mr. Laver’s work in business and finance, he worked in medical technology as an engineering project manager at Abbott Laboratories and as a research assistant at the University of Utah.
Mr. Laver earned a Master of Business Administration degree (with distinction) from New York University and a Master of Science degree in Bioengineering from the University of Utah. He also holds bachelor’s degrees (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering and Asian Studies from the University of Utah.
Currently Mr. Laver and APL Capital Advisors have been engaged by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development to act as its Life Science Cluster Director.
Athena considers itself fortunate to have worked with Andrew. He has been a true partner in our financing process and he went above and beyond our expectations. We would not have completed the transaction without him. I highly recommend APL Capital Advisors.
David Berryman – CEO, Athena Feminine Technologies
I have worked with Andrew on several private equity funding transactions. He is bright, possesses a keen analytical mind and is able to identify and address the business, financial and diligence issues that are critical to structuring a successful deal. Beyond the mechanics of structuring and closing successful transactions, he has also been a pleasure to work with.
Brian G. Lloyd – Shareholder, Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless
I recently had the opportunity to work with Mr. Laver during the initial stages of a significant private equity financing for our company. I found Andrew to be very professional, knowledgeable and extremely thorough in his approach. Andrew’s contributions played an important role in our successful completion of a very important recapitalization financing for our company.
William S. Barth – Chief Financial Officer, Tandem Labs
MRN recently hired APL Capital Advisors to help with two acquisitions. Andrew drove the due diligence and acquisition processes. His work was exceptional. One of the acquisitions was particularly difficult; without Andrew’s hard work and patience, it is unlikely that we would have completed the transaction.
William “Skip” Klintworth – Founder, Manufacturers Resource Network
As a first-time seller, I was not familiar with the process of selling a business. Andrew helped me to navigate the difficult path of getting a transaction completed. He helped me to understand more general items such as valuation and how an investor looks at a business all the way down to specific details in the legal documents.