Raymond James bolsters Consumer & Retail Investment Banking practice with senior banker hire

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James is expanding the capabilities of its Consumer & Retail Investment Banking practice with the hiring of Aaron Goldstein as a managing director focused on the food and beverage sector. Goldstein arrives with more than 18 years of experience in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions advisory services.

“The food and beverage industry is experiencing consistent growth and remains an attractive sector for investment activity. As a result, we are continuing to innovate and position ourselves to meet the dynamic needs of the space,” stated John Berg, the global head of consumer & retail investment banking at Raymond James.

“With his exceptional professional background and a strong passion for helping food and beverage companies articulate their unique strengths and future growth potential, Aaron is the perfect addition to level up our capabilities and enhance the services provided to our private equity and privately held business clients.”

Based in Chicago, Goldstein joins Raymond James after nearly 12 years with Lincoln International, where he served as a managing director in the firm’s consumer investment banking group and led transactions for respected clients across North America.

Prior to that, Goldstein was a director at UBS Investment Bank, remaining with the firm for more than six years, focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising transactions. Goldstein holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois.

“I am thrilled to be joining the highly regarded Consumer & Retail Investment Banking practice at Raymond James and for the opportunity to build on the firm’s exemplary track record of helping clients achieve their strategic goals and drive success in this dynamic market,” said Goldstein. “With its powerful global banking platform and deep experience in the food and beverage industry, Raymond James is well-positioned to continue expanding its presence in the industry.”

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