Joshua Heft is a Director in the Grocery, Pharmacy & Restaurants group. He joined Solomon Partners in 2019.
Mr. Heft has advised clients across consumer & retail sectors on mergers, acquisitions, sales, divestitures, restructurings, recapitalizations and debt and equity financings.
His transaction experience includes KKR (on its sale of Cardenas Markets to Heritage Grocers Group / Apollo), El Rancho (on its sale to Heritage Grocers Group / Apollo), Imperfect Foods (on its sale to Misfits Market), Boxed.com (on its sale of Spresso to BlackRock and its merger with Seven Oaks Acquisition Corp.), Price Chopper / Market 32 (on its merger with Tops Markets), Save A Lot (on its ~$1B recapitalization and relicensing sales), Fairway Markets (on its sale of stores to Village Super Market, Amazon, Bogopa and Key Food), Kings Balducci’s (on its sale to Albertsons), Bluegreen Vacations (on its initial public offering), BBX Capital (on its acquisition of IT’SUGAR), Gaiam (on the sale of its Branded Products Division to Sequential Brands Group), Cosmic Fog Vapors (on the sale of a minority stake to Imperial Brands), Lift Brands (on its recapitalization), Natural Habitat Adventures (on its sale to Lindblad Expeditions) and Know How Systems Global (on its sale to Dent Wizard).
Prior to joining Solomon Partners, Mr. Heft worked in the Consumer & Retail Group at Stifel.
Joshua holds a BA in Economics and International Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
Served as financial advisor to El Rancho Supermercado on its sale to Heritage Grocers Group, a portfolio company of Apollo
Served as exclusive financial advisor to Imperfect Foods on its sale to Misfits Market
Served as lead financial advisor to KKR and Cardenas Markets on its sale to Apollo
Served as financial advisor to Save A Lot on the sale of 33 stores to Ascend Grocery as part of its re-licensing program
Served as financial advisor to Boxed on its merger with Seven Oaks Acquisition Corp.
Served as financial advisor to Price Chopper / Market 32 on its merger with Tops Markets
Served as financial advisor to KB Holdings, Inc. on its sale to Albertsons
Advised Save-A-Lot on its sale of 51 stores to Fresh Encounter as part of an ongoing recapitalization and relicensing sales program