Josh Benn is a managing director at Duff & Phelps.

Josh Benn

Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer, Food, Restaurants and Retail

Josh Benn joined Duff & Phelps in 2004 as a founding member of the management buyout of the company. He is a managing director and head of the firm's New York Corporate Finance practice. In addition, he leads the firm’s global consumer, food, restaurants and retail industry practice. Josh has more than 21 years of M&A, capital raising, restructuring, and general corporate finance experience.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Josh was a founding partner at Stone Ridge Partners LLC, a middle-market acquisition M&A advisory firm. Prior to Stone Ridge, Josh was in the consumer, food, retail and restaurant industry group, M&A and private equity coverage groups at Thomas Weisel Partners and Furman Selz. 

He has managed merger, acquisition, consumer, divestiture, and recapitalization transactions and transaction opinions for a variety of public and privately held clients, including: Ultra Diamonds, Pizzeria Uno, Fazoli’s Restaurants, Osprey Packs, Home Meridien, Crypton LLC, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Dover Saddlery, Dickey’s BBQ, Superstroke, Baja Fresh, Raben Tire, Houlihans Restaurants, Rock Bottom Restaurants, Noodles & Company, Tourneau, Marlin Firearms Co., Traeger Wood Pellet Grills, Eastern Mountain Sports, SBE, Inc, A&P Supermarkets, Gristede's Supermarkets, Balducci’s, LLC, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, Steak ‘n Shake, and Salant Corporation. In 2012, Josh was a winner of the 40 UNDER 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards, which honors leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals.

Josh holds a BA in political science and French from Dartmouth College. He is a FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 registered representative.


 
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