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Scott Moses

Managing Director

Role

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

Experience

Mr. Moses has advised clients in some of the largest and most significant retail M&A transactions over the past 15 years, 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, many of which are family-owned, 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, which was then owned by Apollo); Sunflower Farmers Market (on its sale to Sprouts Farmers Market); Fred’s (on its pending sale of Rx assets to Walgreens); Southeastern Grocers (on its sale of Rx assets to CVS Health); United Supermarkets (on its sale to Albertson's); El Rancho (on its sale of a growth investment by Albertsons); Mi Pueblo (on its sale to KKR/Cardenas); Pro’s Ranch Markets (on its sale of its California Region stores to Vallarta); Supervalu (on its pending sale of Shop ‘N Save assets to Schnuck Markets); Central Grocers (on its sale of Strack & Van Til to Indiana Grocery Group and its sale of its DC to Supervalu); Marsh Supermarkets (on its sales to Kroger and Fresh Encounter); Haggen Food & Pharmacy (on the sale of its core business to Albertson's; the sale of its non-core stores to Smart & Final, Albertson's, Gelson's, Sprouts Farmers Market, Stater Bros., 99 Ranch and Bristol Farms, et. al.; its prior operating company sale to Comvest Partners, its real estate sale to Merlone Geier and its Rx assets sale to Walgreens); 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; and 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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