Geoff Haydon

Industry Advisor

Sector Focus: Consumer Products

Education and Certifications

Geoff is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, where he earned a B.S. in business administration.  He holds Series 7 and Series 63 licenses with FINRA.

Professional Experience

Geoff is a Director at Meridian Capital and also leads the firm’s Consumer Products Practice.  Over the course of his 10+ year investment banking career, Geoff has advised clients across an assortment of industry segments, including consumer products and manufacturing & distribution. He has advised business owners and entrepreneurs on middle market transactions totaling more than $1 billion, including sell-side and buy-side advisory, recapitalization, growth equity, and strategic advisory engagements. Prior to Meridian, Geoff was an investment banker with Moss Adams Capital in Seattle and Orange County, CA and JP Morgan in New York.

Community Service and Involvement

Geoff currently serves on the board of Green Grass Foods, maker of nutpods dairy-free creamer, and as an advisory board member to Moonstone LLC, owner of women’s footwear brand FLOGG. Geoff grew up in the southeast (Charleston, SC and Atlanta, GA) before moving to Bellevue, WA at age 10 and attending Seattle Prep, where he played tennis.  Outside of work, Geoff enjoys spending time with his wife, Madeline, and two daughters, Emily and Claire, and following English Premier League soccer.

It was a pleasure to work with Geoff on one of the biggest milestones of our business. His expertise, extra attention to detail, and personal care during the complex process helped me make key decisions with assurance. I was very happy with the results and would recommend him to other companies or business owners.

- Brian Chung, Evolv Sports & Designs, LLC

Recent deals

Divestment by

Artco-Bell

HNI is the world’s second largest, publicly-traded office furniture manufacturer.

Transaction Description

Meridian served as the exclusive advisor to HNI in the divestiture of Artco-Bell.

Industry Sector

Manufacturing

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Iowa

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Strategic Advisory

Nutpods

Specialty food brand focused on dairy free creamer

Transaction Description

Growth equity raise and ongoing strategic advisory

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

USA

Buyer Country

Client Location

Seattle, WA

Transaction Type

Strategic Advisory

Contact

Geoff Haydon

t: (206) 582-3894
e: ghaydon@meridianllc.com email