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Scott Moses

Managing Director

Role

Scott Moses is a Managing Director and Head of the Food Retail and Restaurants Investment Banking practice at PJ SOLOMON. He specializes in retail sector strategic and financial advice, with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, sales and divestitures of traditional and specialty food retailers.

Experience

Mr. Moses has advised clients (many family-owned) in some of the largest and most significant retail M&A transactions over the past two decades, with a combined transaction value of over $50 billion. He has been named to the "Top 50: Americas M&A Dealmakers" list by Global M&A Network (2013) and "40 Under 40" lists of promising finance professionals by IDD (2011) and The M&A Advisor (2015).

Mr. Moses' numerous food retail clients have included: Kroger, on its $800 million acquisition of Roundy's; Lucky's Market, on its sale of a meaningful equity stake to Kroger; Sprouts Farmers Market, on its merger with Henry's Farmers Market (owned at the time by Apollo); Sunflower Farmers Market, on its sale to Sprouts Farmers Market; Marsh Supermarkets, on its sales to Kroger and Fresh Encounter; Central Grocers, on the sale of Strack & Van Til to Indiana Grocery Group and the sale of its distribution center to Supervalu; Southeastern Grocers, on its sale of prescription assets to CVS Health; United Supermarkets on its sale to Albertson's; Haggen Food & Pharmacy, on the sales of its core business to Albertson's, its non-core stores to various retailers and its previous sale to Comvest Partners; El Rancho, on its sale of a strategic equity stake to Albertson's; Mi Pueblo, on its sale to KKR / Cardenas Markets; Pro's Ranch Markets, on the sale of its California region stores to Vallarta Supermarkets and Weis Markets, on its sale of SuperPetz to Petco.

Mr. Moses also worked on Cerberus' acquisition of Albertson's "non-core" stores (as part of a $17.4 billion acquisition consortium); Ahold's $7.1 billion sale of U.S. Foodservice to KKR and CD&R; Jean Coutu's $3.4 billion sale of Eckerd Drugs and Brooks Pharmacy to Rite Aid; Caremark's $22 billion merger with CVS; Seven & I's $1.3 billion take-private of 7-Eleven; GameStop's $1.4 billion acquisition of Electronics Boutique and GameStop's $700 million spin-off from Barnes & Noble.

Mr. Moses was previously the Head of Food, Drug and Specialty Retail Investment Banking at Sagent Advisors, prior to which he worked in the retail investment banking groups at JPMorgan, Citigroup and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (Wasserstein Perella).

Non-Profit Affiliations

Mr. Moses sits on the Board of Directors of UpLift Solutions, a national nonprofit organization that works with food retailers, governments and other constituents to bring full-service grocery stores to underserved markets across the country.

Education

Mr. Moses graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A. in Political Science. He received a J.D./M.B.A. from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an executive editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.


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