Alejandro Cola is a Managing Director at William Hood & Company, a differentiated industry-focused investment banking firm covering the Consumer, Food, and Retail sectors with a specialization in Health and Wellness. Alejandro leads William Hood & Company's Food & Beverage practice, bringing over 15 years of investment banking experience, advising private and public companies on M&A and capital market transactions in the Food & Beverage industry. His focus areas include food distribution, ingredients, spices and condiments, better-for-you food, snacks, plant-based, and protein verticals.
Representative transactions* include advising:
- Food Ingredient Solutions on its sale to Oterra/EQT Partners
- Mizkan on the divestiture of its Green Pepper division to Olam Food Ingredients ("OFI")
- Audax on its acquisition of Stonewall Kitchen
- Ajinomoto on its acquisition of More than Gourmet
- Vegetable Juices Inc on its sale Naturex (acquired by Givaudan)
- Kerr Concentrates on its sale to Ingredion
Prior to joining William Hood & Company, Alejandro led Capital One's Food & Beverage M&A practice. He also spent several years as a Director and senior member of the Consumer Food & Retail group at Lazard Middle Market. Alejandro started his banking career at KeyBanc Capital Markets, covering the Food & Beverage industry and working on a variety of transactions, including financing for Chobani, Hearthside, Hain Celestial, KeHE Distribution, Lipari Foods, TreeHouse Foods, and Tyson. Prior to that, he spent several years advising companies and investors across Latin America and working in the Department of Corporate Finance and Statistics at La Universidad de la Republica in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Alejandro obtained an M.B.A. from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in Economics with a specialization in Monetary Policy from La Universidad de la Republica.
Mr. Cola holds the following FINRA registrations: Series 7 and 63.
*Transactions completed at other firms prior to joining William Hood & Company.
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