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Raymond James Specialty Distribution Practice

Reliability and expertise underpin the firm foundation of the Specialty Distribution Investment Banking team, a premier middle-market advisor to leading distribution businesses. The team draws on its relationships with key executives and capital providers to deliver optimal results to clients across numerous industrial end markets. We have advised specialty distribution clients on nearly 30 M&A and capital markets transactions over 10 years of dedicated industry coverage, resulting in deep industry and transactional knowledge that is unmatched in the middle market. Clients can expect senior-level attention at all stages of a transaction and a thorough commitment to meeting objectives.

Raymond James Investment Banking

Raymond James offers one of the most highly regarded equity offering and advisory practices. Since 2013, we have participated in raising $300 billion in capital for our corporate clients and completed more than 540 advisory assignments, including more than 460 M&A buy-side or sell-side advisory assignments. Raymond James was also named "Investment Banking Firm of the Year" by The M&A Advisor in 2016.

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


EnglishColor English Color & Supply, Inc.

Raymond James served as the exclusive sell-side financial advisor to English Color & Supply in its sale to WestView Capital Partners. English Color & Supply is a leading value-added distributor of automotive paint and body shop supplies in the Southern United States.


DelaneyCo The Delaney Co.

Raymond James served as the exclusive sell-side financial advisor to Delaney in its sale to HCI Equity Partners. Delaney is a premier designer and value-added distributor of high-quality residential and commercial locksets, door hinges, bath accessories and other builders hardware.


HappyFloors Happy Floors

Raymond James served as the exclusive sell-side financial advisor to Happy Floors in its sale to Linsalata Capital Partners. Happy Floors is a leading importer and distributor of premium Italian and Spanish ceramic tile used in residential and commercial flooring applications.


LinenHoldings Linen Holdings, LLC

Raymond James served as exclusive sell-side financial advisor to Linen Holdings, a portfolio company of Capital Partners, in its sale to Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY). Linen Holdings distributes institutional linens, case goods and apparel to customers in the hospitality, food service and healthcare industries.


BeaconRoofing Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.

Raymond James acted as a co-manager on Beacon Roofing Supply’s $345.5 million follow-on equity offering. Beacon Roofing Supply is one of the largest distributors of residential and non-residential roofing materials and complementary building products.


Industry expertise

Raymond James covers several distribution subsectors including:

Automotive & Heavy Duty Aftermarket
Building & Construction Products
Direct Marketing & Specialty Catalog
Electrical & Communications
Industrial & MRO
Specialty Chemicals
Value-Added Distribution


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 80 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.

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