Romitha Mally has over 25 years of Wall Street experience and has led high-profile transactions in the food, beverage, and natural products industry including the sale of Dollar Shave Club to Unilever, Bai Brands to Dr. Pepper, Blue Buffalo to General Mills, Primal Kitchen to Kraft, and Vital Proteins to Nestle.
In this episode, we discuss Romitha’s background and notable lessons in working with founder-led companies to help articulate their vision and stories into strategic sales or IPOs. We touch on notable industry trends and discuss predictions for 2021 being more active than the last ten years in public markets, the evolution of public markets and SPACs, and tips for entrepreneurs and companies considering an IPO.
Former Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, UBS
Founder, Mally Collective
Romitha Mally has 25 years of Wall Street experience. After earning a MBA at the University of Chicago, Mally started at Goldman Sachs in equity research, becoming the lead equity research analyst covering the Packaged Food sector. In 2005, Mally switched from equity research to investment banking and was most recently a Vice Chairman at UBS. She has advised multinational consumer companies such as Pepsico and Unilever as well as fast growing disruptive consumer companies on mergers and acquisitions. Mally’s passion is to work with founder led companies to help articulate their vision and stories in strategic sales or IPOs. Mally has led high profile transactions such as the sale of Dollar Shave Club to Unilever, Bai Brands to Dr. Pepper, Blue Buffalo to General Mills, Primal Kitchen to Kraft, and Vital Proteins to Nestle. These sales were completed at industry leading valuations. Mally also led the IPOs for Blue Buffalo and elf cosmetics.
Mally lives in NYC with her husband and two sons. She is part of the founding team of a new household cleaning company. She also recently formed her own boutique investment bank with a focus on advising high growth disruptive companies.