Robert Haile has joined BB&T Capital Markets as a managing director in charge of the food and beverage practice inside the firm’s consumer group Previously, Haile was a managing director at TCI, a boutique advisory firm in Washington, D.C. He’s also help positions at EG Capital Group and Integrated Finance.
BB&T Capital Markets is pleased to announce that Robert Haile has joined the firm as a Managing Director where he will lead the Food & Beverage Practice within the Consumer Group. Mr. Haile has over 12 years of investment banking and private equity investment experience and is a specialist in mergers, acquisitions, and financings in the consumer and technology sectors – having executed over 60 transactions for more than $65 billion of total value around the world.
Previously, Mr. Haile was a Managing Director at TCI, a boutique advisory firm, where he co-headed the firm’s M&A Advisory platform in Washington, D.C. Mr. Haile’s prior experience also includes his work as a Senior Vice President at EG Capital Group, a New York-based private equity fund focused on buyouts of middle market companies in the consumer and media sectors, where he was a member of the Board of Directors of Water Pik, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Haile was a Vice President in the Advisory Group at Integrated Finance, a New York-based investment banking firm, where he worked alongside the founders of the firm advising Fortune 500 global clients on mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance and risk advisory transactions.
Mr. Haile began his career at J.P. Morgan in New York and San Francisco as an industry generalist with the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He graduated with honors from Duke University with an AB in Economics and History.
“We are excited to have Rob join the BB&T team,” said Rex Green, Consumer Group Head. “Food and Beverage is a core part of our consumer franchise and we are committed to ensuring its continued growth and success. Rob brings a level of transaction experience and investment acumen that further strengthens our position as a leading advisory firm in Food and Beverage and the broader Consumer sector.”