Scott-Macon, one of the oldest, independently-owned mid-market investment banks, has hired Scott Silverman as a new Managing Director. Mr. Silverman will lead the firm’s investment banking activities in the consumer and retail sectors.
Mr. Silverman specializes in mergers and acquisitions and has more than 20 years of experience advising companies and financial sponsors on both healthy and distressed transactions. He has acted as financial advisor to Boards of Directors, Special Committees, and/or principal shareholders in the purchase or sale of numerous businesses in a variety of industries, identifying, analyzing, and recommending strategic and financial alternatives and opportunities. In his career he has executed domestic, international, and cross-border transactions with a combined deal value of more than $15 billion.
Prior to joining Scott-Macon, Mr. Silverman was a Managing Director and Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking at Westbury Group, Managing Director at CDG Group in New York where he led the M&A practice, and a Vice President in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. Mr. Silverman also previously worked in Ernst & Young’s Corporate Finance Group in New York and Moscow where he started his career in corporate finance in 1993. He holds a BA in History from Brown University and received his Business Diploma from The London School of Economics and Political Science.
“With the continued strengthening of the consumer sector, we sought to establish the strongest possible senior banker to lead us in this critical area. With Scott’s depth of experience and track record of service to his clients, he is an outstanding choice to spearhead this effort. Major consumer and retail companies have long valued sound independent advice in the context of mergers and acquisitions,” said Robert Dimmitt, Senior Managing Director.
Scott-Macon is focused on middle-market transactions globally in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, the direct placement of debt and equity, and corporate advisory services. Clients include privately-owned companies, private equity firms and publicly-traded US and global corporations. The firm was founded in 1973 and is based in New York (www.scott-macon.com).
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