Abe Garver

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Abe Garver
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Abe Garver presenting at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition on June 5, 2012
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Southern California, Manderson Graduate School
Occupation M&A Investment Banker, Television Commentator, and Speaker

Abe Garver is an American M&A investment banker,[1][2] magazine contributor,[3] television commentator,[4] and conference speaker.[5]


Abe Garver holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Master’s Degree in Finance from the Manderson Graduate School and is registered[6] with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a General Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63) and a Limited Representative – Investment Banking (Series 79).[1][2]


Garver is the Managing Director of BG Strategic Advisors. Previous to his position with BGSA, he has worked for Focus Investment Bank, Merrill Lynch’s M&A Technology Group and Ernst & Young’s Business Valuation Group.[1] In 2012 Garver was a featured speaker at the eighth Annual Internet Retailer Conference. His speaking topic was, Selling your Company: Preparing for the Pre- and Post-sale World.[5]

Media Contributor[edit]

Abe Garver speaking at the Annual Internet Retailers Conference.

Abe Garver is also a business and financial contributor to Yahoo Finance,[7] Seeking Alpha,[8] MarketWatch,[9] and Forbes.com.[10] In Forbes Garver has written about e-commerce, m-commerce, M&A trends, valuation, Internet taxation, entrepreneurship, IPOs, and other topics.[11] In Seeking Alpha, Garver has written about participant motivations in M&A transactions, repercussions of changes to long-term capital gains rates, and the importance of gross margin expansion to valuation.[8] As an on-air contributor to Bloomberg Television, Garver has given advice on e-commerce industries, in addition to discussing his work helping to raise capital for or sell e-commerce companies.[12] He has also discussed the concept of Showrooming and its effect on the health of both brick and mortar as well as online retailers.[13] As an on-air contributor to Fox Business Network he has discussed strategies relating to selling technology companies as well as trends in electronic commerce, including TV-commerce, same day delivery by online stores, shoppable windows, and user specialization.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In addition to his professional pursuits, he is a member of The University Club of New York, Governor Emeritus of the University of Southern California Alumni Association and President Emeritus of the New York City Chapter.[14]


  1. ^ a b c "Our Team". Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Garver" Archived May 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Focus Bankers Accessed 2 May 2012
  3. ^ Tamkia, Cody "E-retailers to Merge?" The Middle Market Accessed 2 May 2012
  4. ^ a b "Will TV-Commerce Be the Next Big Thing?". Fox Business Network. June 5, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Speaker"[permanent dead link] Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition Accessed 2 May 2012
  6. ^ "Finra BrokerCheck" Brokercheck.finra.org Accessed 2 May 2012
  7. ^ "Why Alibaba is a big deal (largest IPO in history): Your cheat sheet.". Yahoo Finance. 
  8. ^ a b "Abe Garver: About". Seeking Alpha. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ {{cite web url=http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-the-zillow-trulia-deal-affects-online-home-search-2014-07-28 |title=How the Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search}}
  10. ^ "Amazon's Growth Story Continues And Will Pay Off". Seeking Alpha. June 27, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Abe Garver: Moving the Markets". Forbes. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  12. ^ Pimm Fox (October 8, 2012). "Garver: E-Commerce Concerns Me, Valuations & Taxes". Bloomberg TV. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Is `Showrooming,' `Price-Matching Hurting' Retail?". Bloomberg TV. November 27, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Club Officers" Newyork.uscalumniclubs.org Accessed 2 May 2012