Jeffrey A. Derman
Jeffrey 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. Jeffrey has executed a significant number of transactions in several sectors, including retail, consumer products, technology and business services.
Selected clients Jeffrey 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, Jeffrey was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Consumer Retail Group of the Investment Banking Division. In his earlier career, Jeffrey 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.
Jeffrey received an MBA with honors in Finance from Columbia University and a BA cum laude in Economics and Russian Language and Literature, also from Columbia.
Served as financial advisor to Designer Brands on its acquisition of Keds from Wolverine Worldwide
Served as financial advisor to Targus on its sale to B. Riley Financial
Served as financial advisor to Sound United on its sale to Masimo
Served as financial advisor to FortNine on its sale of interest to 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