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Raymond James Specialty Distribution Practice

Raymond James has been advising on transactions in the specialty distribution sector for over a decade. Our dedicated Specialty Distribution Team has completed over 30 M&A advisory and capital raising transactions across an array of focus areas. The Specialty Distribution Team has an abundance of experience in advising privately-held companies, public corporations and private equity groups on distribution-related transactions. The team draws on its relationships with key executives and capital providers to deliver optimal results to clients across numerous end markets. Our expertise in distribution paired with our ability to leverage all the resources of a $7.0 billion market cap financial services firm positions Raymond James as the premier choice for specialty distribution advisory.

Raymond James Investment Banking

Raymond James offers one of the most highly regarded equity offering and advisory practices today. Since 2009, we have participated in raising $500 billion in capital for our corporate clients. During this same time, we've completed more than 400 advisory assignments, including over 350 M&A buy-side or sell-side advisory assignments. Raymond James was also recently named "Investment Banking Firm of the Year" by The M&A Advisor and "USA Middle Market M&A Investment Bank of the Year" by Global M&A Network.

Put the expertise, quality and experience of Raymond James to work for you.


PBI Selle Supply Company and PBI Supply, Inc.

Raymond James served as the exclusive sell-side financial advisor to Selle Supply Company and PBI Supply, Inc., in its sale to Distribution International, a portfolio company of Advent International. Selle Supply and PBI Supply comprise the largest regional metal building insulation fabricator/distributor in the United States.



Harris A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc.

Raymond James served as the exclusive sell-side financial advisor to A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc., a portfolio company of Navigation Capital Partners, in its recently completed sale to the Frontenac Company. A.H. Harris is a leading value-added distributor of construction-related products and services operating primarily in the Northeast and South Atlantic U.S. regions.


Harris HD Supply, Inc.

Raymond James has completed seven transactions with HD Supply which have raised nearly $9 billion in equity and debt capital. Raymond James served as a senior co-manager on HD Supply, Inc.’s $1.1 billion initial public offering. HD Supply, a portfolio company of Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, is an industrial distributor in an array of end markets.


Linen Linen Holdings

Raymond James served as exclusive sell-side financial advisor to Linen Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Capital Partners, in its sale to Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBY). Linen Holdings, LLC distributes bed, bath and table linens, and amenities to customers in the hospitality, food service and healthcare industries.



tgi Tire Group International

Raymond James served as exclusive sell-side financial advisor to Tire Group International, LLC in its sale to Transportation Resource Partners. Tire Group International is a wholesale distributor of tires to distributors, retailers and end-users worldwide.



Industry expertise

Stephens covers several distribution subsectors including:

Building Products
Consumer Products
Fluid Power
Fuels & lubricants
Hose & Belting
Integrated Supply
MRO / Industrial Supply
PT & Bearings
Pipes Valves & Fittings (PVF)
Plumbing / HVAC


raymond-james-mcdermott Brian McDermott
Managing Director, Head of Specialty Distribution Investment Banking
(727) 567-5027

Brian McDermott originally joined Raymond James in 1996 and is the head of Raymond James’ Specialty Distribution Investment Banking team. Brian has completed over 75 transactions in his career and has been working on specialty distribution transactions for over a decade.

Prior to joining Raymond James, Brian held internships at the law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Holland & Knight LLP. Brian earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.S. in Business Administration with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

raymond-james-steinbarger George Steinbarger
Senior Vice President
(727) 567-5979

George Steinbarger joined Raymond James in 2011 and is a Senior Vice President in Raymond James’ Specialty Distribution Investment Banking team. George has completed over 30 M&A, advisory and capital markets transactions and has been working on specialty distribution transactions since 2007.

Prior to joining Raymond James, George worked for a boutique investment bank where he was involved in numerous financial advisory engagements, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, business valuations, and fairness and solvency opinions. George received his M.B.A. degree from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and his B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida.

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