Jeff Jacobs is a Managing Director, Head of M&A Execution and Cross-Border, and Head of the Fairness Opinion Committee. He joined Solomon Partners in 2010.
Mr. Jacobs has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions. He has advised clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, public offerings and private placements.
Selected advisory assignments include representing Hudson’s Bay Company on its sale of Lord + Taylor to Le Tote, Groupe Rocher on its acquisition of Arbonne International, Nutraceutical on its sale to HGGC, Caesars Acquisition Co on its defense related to the Bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment Operating Co, London Stock Exchange Group on its acquisition of Russell Investments, the Special Committee of the Board of American Greetings on its going-private transaction, FTSE Group on the formation of a joint venture with TMX Datalinx, Parlux Fragrances on its sale to Perfumania Holdings, E. & J. Gallo Winery on the sale of its Hornsby’s Hard Cider business to C&C Group, Fortune Brands on the sale of its U.S. Wine Business to Constellation Brands, Wipro on its cash tender offer for Infocrossing, Six Flags on the sale of selected theme parks and Kroll on its sale to Marsh & McLennan.
Prior to joining Solomon Partners, Mr. Jacobs served as a Principal in the M&A group at Compass Advisers and as a Vice President in the M&A groups at Citigroup and previously at Morgan Joseph.
Mr. Jacobs holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a BS in Communications from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Advised Investor Group on its Acquisition of Wilshire Associates
Served as advisor to Hudson’s Bay Company on its sale of Lord + Taylor to Le Tote.
Financial advisor to HBC on its sale of real estate assets to Signa and the formation of a joint venture between HBC Europe and Karstadt.
Served as financial advisor to DSW who acquired the remaining outstanding equity interests of Town Shoes
Served as financial advisor to Groupe Rocher on its pending acquisition of Arbonne International
Advised Nutraceutical International Corp. in connection with its sale to private equity firm HGGC LLC
Formed a JV to distribute Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Warner's, Olga and Speedo in Mexico
Served as advisor to TJX on its acquisition of Trade Secret