Greg Grambling is a Managing Director at Solomon Partners, specializing in Food Retail and Restaurants. He joined the firm in 2016.
Mr. Grambling has over 15 years of investment banking experience, including over 10 years focused on Food Retail and Restaurants. During his career, Mr. Grambling has executed numerous M&A and capital raising engagements for various retail and restaurant operators (mostly family-owned) and financial sponsors.
Mr. Grambling’s numerous clients have included: Apollo (on its announced $305 million acquisition of Qdoba); Kroger (on its $800 million acquisition of Roundy’s); Lucky’s Market (on its sale of a meaningful equity stake to Kroger); Haggen Food & Pharmacy (on the sale of its core business to Albertson’s; the sale of its non-core stores to Smart & Final, Albertson’s, Gelson’s, Sprouts Farmers Market, Stater Bros., 99 Ranch and Bristol Farms, et. al.; and its previous sale to Comvest Partners); Fred’s (on its sale of Rx assets to Walgreens); Southeastern Grocers (on its sale of Rx assets to CVS Health); Supervalu, on its sale of Shop ‘N Save assets to Schnuck Markets; United Supermarkets (on its sale to Albertson’s); El Rancho (sale of growth investment by Albertson’s); Mi Pueblo (on its sale to KKR/Cardenas); Sprouts Farmers Market (on its merger with Henry’s Farmers Market, which was then owned by Apollo); Sunflower Farmers Market (on its sale to Sprouts Farmers Market) and Pro’s Ranch Markets (on its sales of it California Region stores to Vallarta). He previously spent eight years at Sagent Advisors, most recently as a Principal. Prior to joining Sagent, Mr. Grambling was at JPMorgan Securities in the Diversified Industrials Group where he worked on M&A, equity and debt transactions as well as two years in the Equity Capital Markets Group.
Mr. Grambling lives in Darien, CT with his wife and three children.
Mr. Grambling is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Grambling is a member of the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Entrepreneurial Advisory Board.
Served as co-financial advisor to Red Lobster on its refinancing of existing credit facilities
Serving as financial advisor to Thai Union Group on its acquisition of Golden Gate Capital’s remaining equity stake in Red Lobster Seafood Co
Served as financial advisor to Lucky’s Markets on the sale of select stores to ALDI, Publix, Southeastern Grocers, Schnucks, Hitchcocks and Seabra Foods
Served as financial advisor to New Seasons Market / New Leaf Community Markets on its sale to Good Food Holdings
Served as financial advisor to Fred’s on the sale of its pharmacy assets to Walgreens
Served as financial advisor to Best Market on its sale to Lidl US
Advised SUPERVALU on sale of Shop ‘n Save assets to Schnuck Markets
Advised Apollo Global Management on the acquisition of Qdoba Restaurant Corporation