Scott Lemone, an investment banker with over 25 years’ experience raising capital for retailers, has joined TriArtisan Capital Partners, the merchant banking arm of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan. Mr. Lemone will lead the firm’s investment activity in retailing.
“Scott has an outstanding background and knowledge of retailing that will be of great value in identifying opportunities and structuring transactions for our institutional investors,” said Gerald Cromack, Managing Director of TriArtisan Capital.
TriArtisan has been an active investor in the retailing sector, including investments in Paper Source, Sur La Table, and Claire’s Stores. TriArtisan also recently closed on an investment in TGI Friday’s, a casual dining company.
Mr. Lemone has advised on over $50 billion in value of mergers and acquisitions, and financings, in the retail space, including working with such firms as Lowe’s Companies, AutoZone, Sears, Petco, OfficeDepot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Best Buy. Mr. Lemone began his career at Kidder, Peabody and Co. in 1989, spent nine years at Merrill Lynch, including several as Retailing Group Co- Head, and was the senior retailing banker in the US for Lehman Brothers. Most recently, Mr. Lemone headed the Retailing Group for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Mr. Lemone graduated from Bentley College and received a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University.
Tri-Artisan Capital Partners operates as the investment arm of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group and invests in consumer and retail, industrial, healthcare, media and telecommunication, leisure, real estate, gaming, lodging, hospitality, and diversified service sector companies. Tri-Artisan Capital Partners is based in New York (www.morganjoseph.com).
Morgan Joseph TriArtisan is an investment and merchant bank engaged in providing financial advice, capital raising and private equity investing. The firm’s services include mergers and acquisitions, in addition to private placements and public offerings of equity and debt. The firm is based in New York (www.mjta.com).
2014 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 7-28-14