Advanced Strategic Partners

Leading Lab M&A Firm- Advanced Strategic Partners
Hollywood, FL 33019
United States


Advanced Strategic Partners (ASP), founded in 2007, is the leading Laboratory Merger and Acquisition firm. ASP is a "niche" M&A firm that focuses 100% of its efforts on the clinical, anatomic, molecular, and hospital outreach laboratory businesses.

"Insiders on your side" ASP knows the laboratory business, the players, and the industry dynamics that can significantly impact how you position your business for maximum value. Our Managing Members and Executive Consultants have served in multiple leadership roles within the laboratory industry with over 100 years of combined experience.

The ASP team has completed over 80+ transactions comprised of $2B in value. Lead advisors include Melissa Butterworth, author of The End Game, Dan Lucky, Co-Founder and Broker, Gary Huff, Former CEO of LabCorp and Baylor Genetics, and Rick Cooper, former chair of McDonald Hopkins. 

Melissa Butterworth

Hollywood FL 33019
United States
Advanced Strategic Partners Melissa Butterworth
Melissa Butterworth is the Co-Founder, Managing Director and President of Advanced Strategic Partners. Ms. Butterworth has 26 years of experience specific to the laboratory industry. The last eleven years have been spent in the Merger and Acquisition sector having completed over $1.2B in clinical, anatomical, molecular and hospital outreach laboratory transactions during her career. In addition to her M & A expertise, she has spent the last decade advising Molecular laboratories on new business development initiatives. Included in these initiatives, Melissa served as the worldwide Sales & Marketing VP for PhenoPath Laboratory overseeing both their clinical laboratory and the CRO Division. All of the Advanced Strategic Partners Executives came from the lab industry or have 10 years experience in the laboratory industry which differentiates their team from anyone else in the M&A lab market.

​Melissa Butterworth is also the author of “The End Game” A laboratory Owners Guide to Maximizing Valuation. She graduated with honors from the University of North Florida with dual degrees in Marketing and Management.