Consumer Retail

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

Solomon Partners’ Consumer Retail group provides strategic and financial advisory services to public and private companies in the apparel & footwear, beauty & personal care, consumer durables, food & beverage, health & wellness, household products, pet, and automotive & powersports industries across ecommerce, DTC and retailing / wholesale channels.

Our industry knowledge and creative deal-making ability helps 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 such as Conair, Genesco, Groupe Rocher, Home Depot, Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), Kering, LL Bean, PVH, Tractor Supply, Under Armour, VF Corporation and Walmart.

We provide M&A, financing and restructuring advisory services to clients ranging from multi-national, large-capitalization corporations to emerging, high-growth, privately-held and sponsor-owned companies.

Solomon Partners has extensive experience successfully navigating Special Committees through highly scrutinized sale processes with significant shareholders to maximize value for all stakeholders. Our team is equipped to handle all elements of the transaction – from providing a fairness opinion to running a full M&A process or restructuring. 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, Nutraceutical, Perry Ellis, Sears Hometown & Outlet, SkullCandy, Stein Mart and Wet Seal.

Transactions


January 2024

Served as financial advisor to Chico's FAS on its sale to Sycamore Partners

Consumer Retail

November 2023

Serving as financial advisor to PVH on its sale of Warners, Olga and True & Co. businesses to Basic Resources

Consumer Retail

September 2023

Served as financial advisor to lululemon on strategic alternatives for lululemon studio

Consumer Retail

August 2023

Served as financial advisor to Draper James on its majority sale to Consortium Brand Partners

Consumer Retail

May 2023

Served as financial advisor to Vince on the sale of its intellectual property to Authentic Brands Group

Consumer Retail
$275,000,000

May 2023

Served as financial advisor to Wahoo Fitness on its recapitalization and growth financing

Consumer Retail

ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERTISE

Our bankers have significant experience working with founders, entrepreneurs and executives of both public and 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 Flight Club, Moose Knuckles, rag & bone, RevZilla and SoulCycle in their strategic sales. These transactions allowed owners to recognize value today for future growth while diversifying their wealth to focus on new ventures.

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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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