In choosing Solomon Partners as your advisor, you will be partnering with a team of highly experienced, senior consumer and retail experts with a demonstrated track record of deploying our knowledge to help clients realize strategic and financial success.
A TRUSTED ADVISOR TO LEADING CONSUMER, RETAIL AND ECOMMERCE COMPANIES
The Solomon Partners Consumer Retail Group provides strategic and financial advisory services to public and private companies in the retail, e-commerce, apparel, fashion and accessories, food and beverage, beauty and personal care, household products, consumer durables, home improvement, and health and wellness sectors.
Our industry knowledge and creative deal-making ability has helped our clients generate long-term shareholder value across all areas of consumer and retail. We have advised a diverse group of consumer products and retailing companies including, among others: Conair, Finish Line, Genesco, Groupe Rocher, Home Depot, Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), Kering, Soul Cycle, Perry Ellis, PVH, Tractor Supply, Under Armour and VF Corporation.
We provide M&A, restructuring and financing advisory services to clients ranging from multi-national, large-capitalization corporations to smaller, fast-growth, privately-held companies. Our senior bankers also maintain close relationships with key industry participants, including SPAC sponsors, private equity firms, venture capital and family offices, giving us unparalleled access to ideal potential strategic and financial partners and investors.
Solomon Partners has extensive experience successfully navigating Special Committees through highly-scrutinized sale processes with significant shareholders to maximize value for all shareholders. Our team is equipped to handle all elements of the transaction – from providing a fairness opinion to running a full M&A process. As a result of our independence and lack of conflicts, we have advised on many high-profile transactions for clients, including American Apparel, American Greetings, Finish Line, Nutraceutical, Perry Ellis, Sears Hometown & Outlet, SkullCandy, Stein Mart and Wet Seal.
Served as financial advisor to Maurices on a $200M credit facility provided by Wingspire Capital and SLR Credit Solutions to refinance debt and fund sponsor dividend
Serving as exclusive financial advisor to The Bountiful Company ("TBCo."), KKR & Co. Inc. and The Carlyle Group on the sale of Dr. Organic to Damier
Serving as exclusive financial advisor to PVH Corp. on its pending sale of certain intellectual property and other assets of its Heritage Brands business to Authentic Brands Group
Served as financial advisor to Conair Corporation on its sale to American Securities
Served as financial advisor to New Mountain Capital on its acquisition of Natrol from Aurobindo Pharma
Advised Capital Brands on its sale to De’Longhi S.p.A. for approximately $420 million
Served as financial advisor to Chico's on its $285mm Revolving Credit Facility and $15mm FILO
Serving as financial advisor to Under Armour on its Sale of the MyFitnessPal Platform to Francisco Partners
Serving as financial advisor to Thai Union Group on its acquisition of Golden Gate Capital’s remaining equity stake in Red Lobster Seafood Co
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.
Advised Steve Madden on its Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility
Solomon Partners is serving as financial advisor to Brooks Brothers on its Chapter 11 proceedings.
Serving as investment banker to Stage Stores in its ongoing Chapter 11 proceedings.
Served as financial advisor to Genesco on its acquisition of Togast LLC
Served as financial advisor to Tailored Brands on the sale of Joseph Abboud trademarks to WHP Global
Served as financial advisor to Five Below on its acquisition of e-commerce, fulfillment and select other assets from Hollar.com.
Served as restructuring advisor to Payless ShoeSource in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
Served as financial advisor to PVH on its joint venture with Basic Resources for all of its socks and hosiery brands in the US and Canada and to terminate early the licenses for the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger socks and hosiery businesses.
Served as advisor to Hudson’s Bay Company on its sale of Lord + Taylor to Le Tote.
Served as advisor to Five Below on its role as lead investor in Nerd Street Gamers’ Series A financing round.
Served as financial advisor to Barnes & Noble Founder, Chairman and 19% equity holder, Len Riggio on the sale of the Company to Elliott Management, owner of Waterstones.
Served as exclusive financial advisor to Arteriors on its sale to Norwest Equity Partners.
Served as financial advisor to OpCapita LLP on both its carve-out acquisition of maurices from Ascena Retail Group and a $125M Senior Secured Credit Facility in connection with the transaction.
Our bankers have significant experience working with founders, entrepreneurs and executives of privately-held companies. We recognize the intricacies of early stage, high-growth businesses and help entrepreneurs reach the next stages of their companies’ lifecycle by raising growth capital, forming strategic partnerships and, when the time is right, monetizing their business.
Recent examples of our work with entrepreneurial companies include advising the founders of SoulCycle, Moose Knuckles, rag & bone, RevZilla and Flight Club in their strategic sales. These transactions allowed owners to recognize value today for future growth while diversifying their wealth to focus on new ventures.
NEWS & INSIGHTS
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GLOBAL EXPERTISE FROM OUR NATIXIS PARTNERSHIP
Today, Solomon Partners is an independently-run affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, a top ten European and top 20 global bank. Our partnership provides our clients with global coverage across the Americas, EMEA and APAC.
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