Jeffrey A. Derman
Jeffrey Derman is a Managing Director of Solomon Partners in the Global Consumer Retail Group.
Mr. Derman joined the firm in 2009 and has over 20 years’ experience representing clients on a variety of assignments including buy-side, sell-side, divestiture and merger transactions, as well as debt and equity financing and restructuring assignments. Mr. Derman has executed a significant number of transactions in several sectors, including retail, consumer products, technology and business services.
Selected clients Mr. Derman has advised include Accenture, American Greetings, Ameritrade, Burlington Coat Factory, DBI/DSW, FortNine, Genesco, Hibbett, Kenneth Cole, Key Food, Movie Gallery, Phillips-Van Heusen, Regis Corporation, Revzilla, Sabre Holdings, Spectrum Brands, Stein Mart, Town Shoes, Tractor Supply and Williams-Sonoma.
Prior to joining Solomon Partners, Mr. Derman was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Consumer Retail Group of the Investment Banking Division. In his earlier career, Mr. Derman spent three years in St. Petersburg, Russia directing public relations efforts for multinational clients in the consumer product, hospitality and auto industries, followed by three years in Chicago advising public relations clients in the high technology industry.
Mr. Derman received an M.B.A. with honors in Finance from Columbia University and a B.A. cum laude in Economics and Russian Language and Literature, also from Columbia.
Solomon Partners served as financial advisor to FortNine on its transaction with Novacap.
Solomon Partners advised Designer Brands Inc. on a new $400 million ABL and $250 million Senior Secured Term loan.
Served as financial advisor to Genesco on its acquisition of Togast LLC
Served as financial advisor to Hibbett Sports on its acquisition of City Gear
Served as co-advisor to Charlesbank Capital Partners and Partners Group in the sale of Varsity Brands to BainCapital
Served as financial advisor to Charlesbank Capital Partners on its acquisition of assets of The Rockport Group
Served as financial advisor to Key Food in its acquisition of selected assets form A&P.
Advised DSW Inc. on its 49% acquisition of Town Shoes Limited, Canada’s largest footwear & accessories retailer.