Raymond James recruits MD for consumer investment banking practice

Raymond James has named John Barrymore as a managing director in the firm’s consumer investment banking practice. Previously, Barrymore worked at Duff & Phelps in New York where he led the firm’s food and nutrition M&A practice.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James has hired John Barrymore as a Managing Director in the firm’s Consumer Investment Banking practice. Barrymore will focus on the firm’s efforts in the rapidly growing Food, Nutrition & Consumer Health sectors, an area in which he has worked exclusively during his 22-year career.

“John is a highly regarded professional with an exceptional understanding of his focus sectors and a tremendous record of successful transactions,” said Mark Goodman, Managing Director and Head of the Consumer Investment Banking practice. “He’s adept at delivering results to clients, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to our team.”

Barrymore adds to an already strong lineup of Managing Directors in the Raymond James Consumer Investment Banking space, including Goodman (U.S. Consumer Group Head), Jay Eastman (U.S. Consumer Products / Retail), Brian Boyle (U.S. Food & Beverage), Robert Arnold (U.S. Restaurants), Monika Nickl and Dirk Damegger (European Consumer Banking), and Glenn Gatcliffe (Canadian Consumer Banking).

“I am very excited to be joining the highly successful Raymond James Consumer Investment Banking team,” Barrymore stated. “Raymond James has built a powerful global investment banking platform with a broad base of services, resources and industry expertise that I am looking forward to leveraging on behalf of our clients.”

Barrymore comes to Raymond James from Duff & Phelps in New York, where he spent the past five years leading that firm’s food and nutrition M&A practice. During his tenure at Duff & Phelps, he built a practice that consistently ranked among the top advisors in food and nutrition industry M&A. Prior to Duff & Phelps, Barrymore founded 6Pacific Group, a merchant-banking firm focused on advising and investing in food, nutrition and consumer health companies. During his investment banking career, he has been involved in numerous significant industry transactions while representing family-held businesses, private equity firms and global corporations on buy-side, sell-side and capital raising transactions.

Barrymore has broad experience in cross-border transactions and maintains active relationships with clients around the world, particularly in Europe, China, Japan and Australia. Prior to founding 6Pacific Group, he held various leadership roles at BMO Capital Markets, Piper Jaffray & Co. and DLJ/CSFB.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Studies, Barrymore also received his Indian Certificate from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

“During his over two-decade career, John has closed nearly 140 transactions and in just the past four years, he was responsible for over 20 transactions that significantly impacted his industry sectors,” said Jim Bunn, co-president Global Equities and Investment Banking at Raymond James. “His addition to our team cements our reputation as a truly global investment bank in the Consumer space.”

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Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2015, we have participated in raising nearly $140 billion in capital for our corporate clients and completed more than 450 advisory assignments, including more than 390 M&A buy-side or sell-side advisory assignments.

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Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has approximately 7,800 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $753 billion. Public since 1983, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC.