David A. Shiffman is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Solomon Partners’ Global Consumer Retail Group. He joined the firm in 2012.
David has nearly 30 years of experience advising notable branded companies in the retail, consumer and business services spaces. David’s broad-based experience spans strategic advisory assignments (special committee, go-privates, shareholder activism, raid defense) as well as capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions. These include buy and sell-side assignments, public and private financings and restructurings.
David’s clients have included The Aldo Group, American Apparel, Inc., Armor Holdings, Inc., Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc., Brooks Brothers Group, Inc., Capital Brands, LLC, Carbon 38, Inc, Charming Charlie Holdings, Inc, Chico’s FAS, Inc., Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Coach, Inc., Dollar Tree, Inc., The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Five Below, Inc., Flight Club New York Ltd., Fred’s Inc., Haggar Clothing Co., Hanna Andersson Corporation, The Home Depot, Inc., J. Crew Group, Joseph Abboud, Kroll, Inc., Limited Brands, Inc., Liz Claiborne, Inc., L.L. Bean Inc., Lumber Liquidators, Inc., MapMyFitness, Inc., Moose Knuckles, MyFitnessPal, Inc., Nasty Gal Inc., Payless ShoeSource, Inc., The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, Performance Food Group Company, Perry Ellis International, PVH Corp., RadioShack Corporation, Reef, Refresh Club, Inc. (The Wing), Russell Corp, Saks Incorporated, Sears, Roebuck and Co., Skullcandy, Inc., Sneaker Villa, Inc., SoulCycle Inc., Stage Stores, Inc., Staples, Inc., Stein Mart, Inc., TAG Heuer International SA, Tailored Brands, Inc., Tilly’s, Inc., The Timberland Company, The TJX Companies, Under Armour, Inc., V.F. Corporation and The Wet Seal, Inc.
Prior to joining Solomon Partners, David spent three years at Miller Buckfire & Co. where he was Partner and Head of Consumer & Retail Investment Banking, and before that, over a decade at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as Partner and Head of Retail Investment Banking.
• Perry Ellis sale to George Feldenkreis; Middle Market Deal of the Year (2018)
• Under Armour sale of MyFitnessPal to Francisco Partners; Top Ten Middle Market Deal of the Year (2020), Health & Fitness Deal of the Year (2020)
David received an M.B.A. with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania.
Served as exclusive financial advisor to PVH Corp. on its sale of certain intellectual property and other assets of its Heritage Brands business to Authentic Brands Group
Advised Capital Brands on its sale to De’Longhi S.p.A. for approximately $420 million
Served as financial advisor to Chico's on its $285mm Revolving Credit Facility and $15mm FILO
Serving as financial advisor to Under Armour on its Sale of the MyFitnessPal Platform to Francisco Partners
Solomon Partners is serving as financial advisor to Brooks Brothers on its Chapter 11 proceedings.
Serving as investment banker to Stage Stores in its ongoing Chapter 11 proceedings.
Served as financial advisor to Tailored Brands on the sale of Joseph Abboud trademarks to WHP Global
Served as financial advisor to Five Below on its acquisition of e-commerce, fulfillment and select other assets from Hollar.com.