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Consumer & Retail

Delivering solutions in M&A, Capital Raising, and Restructuring

Stifel Consumer & Retail Group

Advisory and capital-raising services for leading public and private companies across all key consumer verticals.

The Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group provides a range of advisory and capital-raising services to leading public and private companies (Financial Sponsor and closely held) and Board of Director advisory services across all key Consumer verticals. The Consumer & Retail Group offers its domestic and international clients advice and execution on public offerings, private capital, leveraged finance, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, and other financial advisory services, including fairness opinions.

Areas of Expertise

Apparel, Footwear & Accessories

Stifel provides full-service investment banking for apparel, footwear, and accessories brands and retailers, including those in the luxury, lifestyle, sports and technical, and jewelry markets. Through deep industry relationships and years of experience, Stifel is able to offer creative solutions and sound advice to companies at every stage of growth.

Automotive Aftermarket

Stifel works with companies at every point of the automotive aftermarket supply chain, including repair and maintenance, collision services, tires, enthusiast products, car wash, dealerships, and technology. Extensive sector experience and intimate industry knowledge enable Stifel bankers to provide consistently sound advice and solutions for public offerings, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

Cannabis

Stifel’s Cannabis investment banking group is a leading franchise in the sector. We are active across cannabis ancillary verticals and transaction types, including public equity, SPACs, M&A, and other advisory and capital markets assignments. Stifel’s Cannabis team advises companies globally – from the U.S. to Europe, Canada, and Latin America. We have deep connectivity across every cannabis category and are part of the conversation with virtually all leading industry participants. Cannabis is among the fastest-growing industries and the Stifel Cannabis group is an experienced partner with a proven track record of success.

Consumer Products

The Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group works with companies that distribute a range of hardgood products, including: household and kitchen products, pet and garden, outdoor recreation, audio and instruments, toys and juvenile, health and wellness, and home furnishing products. Our track record of success in assisting ownership and management of Consumer Products businesses across a diverse size range is based on a senior, hands-on approach, that is tailored to each situation.

Food & Beverage

The Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group serves as a trusted advisor for domestic and international companies at every stage of growth in the Food & Beverage sector, including those in agribusiness, baking, beverages, coffee & tea, distribution, dairy, food safety, foodservice, grains & milling, grocery & other retail, ingredients & flavors, produce, protein producers, seafood & aquaculture, other food products, and snacks & confectionary.

Household & Personal Care

The Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group works with numerous organizations in the household, beauty and personal care sector, including those in haircare, skincare, color cosmetics, OTC, health and wellness and household consumables (HPC). Stifel offers both domestic and international clients advice and execution on public offerings, private capital raises, leveraged finance, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, and more. With deep expertise and a track record of success in the HPC sector, Stifel is the partner of choice for mid-sized HPC organizations.

Restaurants

From quick service and fast casual restaurants to upscale and fine dining establishments, Stifel’s Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group is a trusted partner and advisor to restaurants of every type. With deep industry relationships and proven expertise, Stifel is an invaluable partner to restaurants at every stage of growth.

Retail

The Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group provides a range of advisory and capital-raising services to leading public and private retail companies in the following subsectors: Specialty, E-Commerce, Marketplaces, Broadlines, Hardlines, Softlines. Stifel offers both domestic and international clients advice and execution on public offerings, private capital, leveraged finance, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, and more.

Entertainment

Stifel’s Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group offers full-service investment banking solutions to leading public and private companies in the entertainment sector, including those in sports, leisure, experiential, eSports gaming, and travel. Stifel offers both domestic and international clients advice and execution on public offerings, private capital, leveraged finance, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, and more.

Tobacco

Stifel’s Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group has extensive experience working with companies in both the traditional tobacco and next-generation tobacco spaces. In such a rapidly evolving market, a trusted partner like Stifel is invaluable for smooth and fair mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and more.

Best-in-class M&A, capital raising, restructuring, and advisory services for leading consumer and retail organizations.

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Notable Transactions

Coliseum IPO

$ 150,000,000

Initial Public Offering
Entertainment | June 2021
PLBY Group Follow-on

$ 249,700,000

Follow-on
Consumer Products | June 2021
Valens Follow-on

C$ 46,004,990

Follow-on Offering
Consumer Products | May 2021
CloudPassage
Mergers & Acquisitions
Consumer & Retail, Financial Sponsors Coverage | May 2021
BlueGreen M&A

$ 723,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Consumer & Retail | May 2021
The Collected Group Chapter 11 Restructuring
Chapter 11 Restructuring
Consumer Products | May 2021
Performance Designed Products 04-2021
Mergers & Acquisitions
Retail | April 2021
Studio Retail Group 04-2021

£ 30,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Retail | April 2021
Curls Beauty Brands/Beauty Imagination 03-2021
Has Received a Strategy Advisory
Consumer Products | March 2021
AeroGrow/Scotts Miracle Grow 02-2021

$ 102,100,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Consumer Products | February 2021
Freshpet  02-2021

$ 300,300,000

Follow-on Offering
Consumer Products | February 2021
Corsair Gaming 01-2021

$ 262,500,000

Follow-on Offering
Gaming & Leisure | January 2021
Tastemaker Acquisition Corp 01-2021

$ 240,000,000

Initial Public Offering
Restaurants | January 2021
Haymaker/Arko 12-2020

$ 2,000,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Consumer Products | December 2020
The Wheel Group 12-2020

$ 152,500,000

Senior Secured Credit Facility
Automotive Aftermarket | December 2020
Frank and Oak/Unified Commerce Group 12-2020
Mergers & Acquisitions
Apparel, Footwear & Accessories | December 2020
The Wheel Group 12-2020
Mergers & Acquisitions
Automotive Aftermarket | December 2020
Tuesday Morning 12-2020

$ 91,000,000

Restructuring
Retail | December 2020
Southeastern Paper Group 12-2020
Mergers & Acquisitions
Food & Beverage | December 2020
Hydrofarm Holdings 12-2020
Initial Public Offering
Cannabis | December 2020
GrowGeneration 12-2020

$ 172,500,000

Follow-on Offering
Cannabis | December 2020
RedMonkey/NEP 12-2020
Mergers & Acquisitions
Food & Beverage | December 2020
Urban Farmer/Paine Schwartz 12-2020
Mergers & Acquisitions
Food & Beverage | December 2020
Fire& Flower Holdings/Friendly Stranger Holdings 12-2020

C$ 30,000,000

Merger & Acquisitions
Cannabis | December 2020
CBC Restaurant 11-2020

$ 100,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Restaurants | November 2020
The Collected Group 11-2020

$ 32,000,000

Senior Secured Credit Facility
Apparel, Footwear & Accessories | November 2020
Vital Farms 11-2020

$ 151,250,000

Follow-on Offering
Food & Beverage | November 2020
ACON S2 09-2020

$ 250,000,000

Initial Public Offering
Consumer Products | September 2020
Corsair Gaming 09-2020

$ 238,000,000

Initial Public Offering
Entertainment | September 2020
Grand Cosmetics/Lash Hold 09-2020
Mergers & Acquisitions
Household & Personal Care | September 2020
Chairish 09-2020

$ 33,000,000

Private Placement
Apparel, Footwear & Accessories | September 2020
Vital Farms 07-2020

$ 204,700,000

Initial Public Offering
Food & Beverage | July 2020
Ember Technologies 07-2020
Private Placement
Consumer Products | July 2020
Flow Water Inc. (GMP) 05-2020

$ 40,000,000

Private Placement
Consumer Products | May 2020
Verde Farms 02-2020
Mergers & Acquisitions
Food & Beverage | February 2020
Bailey 44 LLC/Denim 02-2020
Mergers & Acquisitions
Apparel, Footwear & Accessories | February 2020
Currency volume represents full credit to each underwriter. All transaction announcements appear as a matter of record only. Stifel collectively refers to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and other affiliated broker-dealer subsidiaries of Stifel Financial Corp.