Raymond James has added John Barrymore to its consumer investment banking practice as a managing director. Mr. Barrymore will focus on the firm’s efforts in the food, nutrition and consumer health sectors, areas in which he has worked exclusively during his 22-year career.
“John is a highly regarded professional with an exceptional understanding of his focus sectors and a tremendous record of successful transactions,” said Mark Goodman, Managing Director and head of the consumer investment banking practice. “He’s adept at delivering results to clients, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to our team.”
Prior to joining Raymond James, Mr. Barrymore was with Duff & Phelps where he spent the past five years leading the firm’s food and nutrition M&A practice. Earlier in his career, he founded 6Pacific Group, a merchant-banking firm focused on advising and investing in food, nutrition and consumer health companies. His transaction experience includes representing family-held businesses, private equity firms and corporations on buy-side, sell-side and capital raising transactions. Mr. Barrymore has experience in cross-border transactions and maintains active relationships with clients around the world, particularly in Europe, China, Japan and Australia. Prior to founding 6Pacific Group, he held various positions at BMO Capital Markets, Piper Jaffray, and DLJ/CSFB. Mr. Barrymore is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Studies.
“I am very excited to be joining the highly successful Raymond James consumer investment banking team,” said Mr. Barrymore. “Raymond James has built a powerful global investment banking platform with a broad base of services, resources and industry expertise that I am looking forward to leveraging on behalf of our clients.”
“During his over two-decade career, John has closed nearly 140 transactions and in just the past four years, he was responsible for over 20 transactions that significantly impacted his industry sectors,” said Jim Bunn, co-president Global Equities and Investment Banking at Raymond James. “His addition to our team cements our reputation as a truly global investment bank in the consumer space.”
Other managing directors in the firm’s consumer investment banking practice include Mark Goodman (US Consumer Group Head), Jay Eastman (US Consumer Products/Retail), Brian Boyle (US Food & Beverage), Robert Arnold (US Restaurants), Monika Nickl and Dirk Damegger (European Consumer Banking), and Glenn Gatcliffe (Canadian Consumer Banking).
Raymond James (NYSE: RJF) is a financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. Since 2015, Raymond James has participated in raising $140 billion in capital for its corporate clients and completed more than 450 advisory assignments, including more than 390 M&A buy-side or sell-side advisory assignments. The firm was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL (www.raymondjames.com).
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