Daily News: August 23, 2012

Morgan Joseph Names Robb New Managing Director

Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (MJTA) announced that Stephen Robb, a 20-year Wall Street veteran in investment banking and M&A advisory, has joined the firm as a managing director in the firm’s consumer, retail & leisure investment banking practice.

Robb was a managing director and head of the retail, consumer and restaurant investment banking group at Cantor Fitzgerald, after leaving Credit Suisse, where he spent the majority of his career. At Credit Suisse, he last served as a senior coverage officer for retail companies and head of the restaurant practice within the consumer & retail group.

Among his Credit Suisse assignments was the LBO of the Sbarro restaurant chain, the acquisition of Ryan’s Restaurant Group, the LBO of Michaels Stores and the sale of David’s Bridal, in addition to financing such companies as McDonald’s, Quiznos, Krispy Kreme, Blockbuster and Macy’s.

“Steve’s broad background and experience will be a valuable addition to our firm’s mid-market practice in the key consumer, retail and restaurant sectors,” said Rohit Manocha, co-head of Investment Banking. “These are areas of mounting M&A and finance activity and, given his outstanding track record, having Steve on board will be highly beneficial to broadening our coverage, and serving our corporate constituents in these important sectors as well as our private equity client base.”

Morgan Joseph TriArtisan is an investment and merchant bank engaged in providing financial advice, capital raising and private equity investing.
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