2023 Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Partner & Head of Grocery, Pharmacy & Restaurants Investment Banking
Scott Moses is a Partner & Head of Grocery, Pharmacy & Restaurants Investment Banking at Solomon Partners, and a member of the Firm’s Operating Committee. He focuses on mergers, acquisitions, sales and divestitures of traditional and specialty grocers, and grocery technology. Scott has advised clients in some of the most significant retail M&A transactions over the past two decades, with a combined transaction value of over $50 billion. Scott was named to the “Top 50: Americas M&A Dealmakers” list by Global M&A Network (2013) and “40 Under 40” lists of promising finance professionals by IDD (2011) and The M&A Advisor (2015).
Scott’s numerous clients (many family-owned), have included: Kroger, Albertsons, Boxed, Imperfect Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sunflower Farmers Market, New Seasons, Price Chopper/Market 32, Save Mart, Southeastern Grocers, Save A Lot, Cardenas Markets (KKR), El Rancho, Mi Pueblo, Pro’s Ranch Markets, United Supermarkets, Fairway, Kings/Balducci’s, Lucky’s Market, Best Market, Martin's, Haggen, Lund’s/Byerly’s, Supervalu (Shop & Save), Central Grocers, Jean Coutu (Brooks/Eckerd), Fred's (Rx) and Weis Markets (SuperPetz), as well as many private equity firms.
Scott has appeared and been quoted numerous times as a sector thought leader in various business and grocery media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNN, Forbes, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, Food Dive, Food Institute, Progressive Grocer, Shelby Report, Supermarket News and Winsight Grocery. He writes a quarterly column in Supermarket News. Scott graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received a JD/MBA from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an executive editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.
Scott sits on the Board of Directors of UpLift Solutions, a national nonprofit founded to bring full-service grocery stores to underserved markets. He is also a Fellow of the Culinary Institute of America.