Andy Savarie – Managing Director
Andy Savarie is a Managing Director at The Peakstone Group and has over 30 years of investment banking and entrepreneurial business experience. Andy has advised clients of all sizes on well over 100 M&A and financing transactions totaling over $125 billion in market value across a variety of industries including general industrial, automotive, technology, healthcare, financial services and telecommunications. Andy has assisted clients with a wide range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, recapitalizations, initial public offerings, common stock and convertible equity issuance, and high yield and investment grade debt financings.
Andy began his investment banking career at Morgan Stanley where he spent almost ten years as a generalist and member of the firm’s industrial practice and eventually as head of the automotive group. Andy later joined the industrial practices and ran the automotive groups as a Managing Director at both Banc of America Securities and Bear Stearns. In 2008, Andy became a co-founder and senior executive of Carbon Motors Corporation, an early-stage company focused on developing a highly innovative purpose-built law enforcement vehicle, working closely with a team of nearly 50 automotive suppliers, including leading players like BMW, Lotus, Bosch and Lear. Just prior to joining Peakstone, Andy spent two years as a Managing Director in the industrial group at KPMG Corporate Finance where he ran the firm’s automotive investment banking practice and worked with a wide variety of middle market clients in the industrial and automotive sectors on a range of strategic M&A and growth capital financing transactions.
Prior to his career as an investment banker and entrepreneur, Andy also spent four years as an officer in the United States Air Force working on an advanced satellite communications system.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University as well as an MBA, with distinction, from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was an F.C. Austin Scholar.