David A. Shiffman is a Partner and Co-Head of Consumer Retail. 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.

Deal Awards

• 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 MBA with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from Columbia Business School and a BA in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania.


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