Josh Keatts

Josh Keatts is a director in the retail M&A Advisory practice, based in New York.

In addition, Josh serves as a member of the company’s Consumer, Food and Restaurant practice. He leverages 15 years of experience in corporate finance, M&A advisory and transaction services. 

Josh is responsible for project management and execution of a broad range of corporate finance engagements, including sell-side and buy-side M&A advisory, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, recapitalizations, debt and equity financings, and strategic alternative reviews.

Prior to joining Kroll, Josh served as Vice President at Scott-Macon Securities, a New York-based investment bank. Before that, he worked for a boutique investment bank focused on the travel, foodservice, hospitality and retail sectors. He has also worked across a number of offices and service lines in PwC.

Josh holds a B.S. in finance and another one in accounting from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a FINRA-registered representative holding the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 securities licenses. Josh is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant.

Corporate Finance and Restructuring

M&A advisory, restructuring and insolvency, debt advisory, strategic alternatives, transaction diligence and independent financial opinions.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Advisory

Kroll’s investment banking practice has extensive experience in M&A deal strategy and structuring, capital raising, transaction advisory services and financial sponsor coverage.

Consumer Investment Banking

Consumer, Retail, Food and Restaurant expertise for middle-market M&A transactions.

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