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PJ SOLOMON Appoints Michael Gottschalk as Managing Director in the Consumer Products Group


New York, NY, July 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PJ SOLOMON, a leading investment banking advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Michael Gottschalk as a Partner and Managing Director covering the consumer products sector, including the food and beverage, personal and household care and consumer health sectors, among other areas.


Mr. Gottschalk has over 25 years of investment banking experience, most recently as a Managing Director at Rothschild.

"Michael has a long and successful track record of advising clients in the consumer sector and we are very pleased that he has chosen to continue his career at PJ SOLOMON," said Marc Cooper, CEO of PJ SOLOMON. "Since inception nearly three decades ago, PJ SOLOMON has successfully provided unparalleled strategic advice to leading retail and consumer businesses. Michael's deep industry knowledge and extensive experience greatly augments our consumer capabilities."

Mr. Gottschalk's appointment is the most recent of several high profile additions over the last 12 months as the firm continues its expansion.

"I am delighted to be joining PJ SOLOMON at this time of strategic expansion," said Mr. Gottschalk. "I look forward to continuing to be a trusted advisor to my clients at a firm that demonstrates a commitment to superior client service and excellence in M&A advisory."

Prior to spending 13 years at Rothschild, Mr. Gottschalk was a Managing Director at Lazard LLC, focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the consumer products and retail industries.

Before Lazard, Mr. Gottschalk held a similar position at Wasserstein Perella & Co. He previously was an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and began his career as a certified public accountant at Deloitte.

Mr. Gottschalk has advised numerous global strategic and financial clients in the consumer products and retail industries, including Beiersdorf, Dean Foods, Fonterra, Glanbia, Hero, Lala, McCormick, Nestle, Newell Brands and Saputo.

Mr. Gottschalk graduated from The State University of New York at Albany (B.S. Accounting) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.).



Founded nearly 30 years ago, PJ SOLOMON is a leading financial advisory firm on Wall Street, with a legacy as one of the first independent investment banks. We advise on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, recapitalizations, capital markets solutions and activism defense across a range of industries, including retail, consumer, grocery and restaurants, media and entertainment, energy, infrastructure, power and renewables.

We offer unmatched industry knowledge in the sectors we cover, providing comprehensive strategic solutions, tailored to generate long-term shareholder value.

Today PJ SOLOMON is an independently operated affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, a top 10 European and a top 20 global bank. Our clients enjoy proprietary access to an international advisory and financing platform with coverage throughout North and South America, EMEA and Asia. For further information visit

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