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The complexity of consumer and retail-related business means financial solutions must reflect market dynamics in a rapid and thoughtful manner. The KeyBanc Capital Markets (KBCM) teams are led by senior investment bankers specializing in consumer products, specialty retail, restaurants, gaming, travel, food and beverage, and other consumer-facing sectors. They are experienced in providing actionable ideas and M&A advice, and structuring debt and equity capital solutions that help build brands, fund operations and drive growth.

As a leader in consumer and retail investment banking, our goal is to put in place the financial resources and intellectual capital your business needs to operate efficiently and seize opportunities as they arise. We support improvements, facilitate strategic acquisitions, and support business and strategic goals.

KeyBanc Capital Markets delivers consumer and retail expertise, market insights and the financial resources of a Top 20 financial institution.

Recent Deals

From IPOs to M&A to Debt Structuring, KeyBanc Capital Markets help our clients succeed. Recent successes include:

  • Too Faced General Atlantic deal

    KBCM acted as Joint Lead Arranger, Sole Bookrunner and Administrative Agent on $150 million of Senior Secured Credit Facilities and Lead Left Arranger, Joint Bookrunner and Administrative Agent on an incremental $60 million Term Loan for Too Faced Cosmetics, a portfolio company of General Atlantic.

  • TreeHouse deal

    KBCM acted as Co-documentation agent on $1.025 billion of Senior Secured Credit Facilities and Co-Manager on $775 million of Senior Unsecured Notes for Treehouse Foods, Inc.

  • Ollies Outlet CCMP deal

    KBCM acted as Joint Bookrunner on the $164 million Initial Public Offering, $179 million Follow-On Offering in February, 2016 and $304 million Follow-On Offering in June, 2016 for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, a portfolio company of CCMP Capital.

  • bojangles deal

    KBCM acted as Joint Bookrunner on the $169 million Initial Public Offering for Bojangles’, a portfolio company of Advent International.

  • Kona Grill deal

    KBCM acted as Lead Left Bookrunner on the $49 million Follow-On Offering for Kona Grill.

  • Checkers Rallys Sentinel deal

    KBCM advised on the successful sale of Checker’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., a portfolio company of Wellspring Capital Management LLC to Sentinel Capital Partners.

  • Market Basket deal

    KBCM acted as Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner and Syndication Agent on $675 million of Senior Secured Credit Facilities for Market Basket.

  • Weiss Family AG deal

    KBCM successfully advised The Weiss Family on the take-private acquisition of American Greetings Corp., served as Joint Placement Agent on $240 million of Non-Voting Preferred Equity and acted as Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner and Co-Syndication Agent on $600 million of Senior Secured Credit Facilities.

Insights & Resources

Timely insights from our thought leaders on relevant industry topics.

Focus Sectors

Structuring deals for retail and consumer businesses require not just an understanding of the business as a whole, but also of trends within industry verticals. Our investment banking teams are led by senior professionals highly specialized in specific industry sub-sectors; they work together to create actionable ideas that facilitate transactions.

Some of our team specializations include:

  • Apparel and Footwear
  • Food and Beverage
  • Gaming and Related Technologies
  • Consumer and Household Products
  • Personal Care and Cosmetics
  • Internet and Travel Services
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Restaurants and Food Service
  • Specialty Retail; eCommerce


Our senior team leaders have deep roots in their specialized sectors – and in the strategic financial needs of those companies. Working closely with leaders from all parts of KeyBanc Capital Markets, our teams help retail and consumer companies by offering a full range of products and services including:

Contact Us

  • Brad Swanson
    Brad Swanson Managing Director & Sector Head, Consumer & Retail
  • Andy Vollmer
    Andy Vollmer Managing Director & Group Head - Financial Sponsors, Consumer & Retail and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups

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