Ben Riback

Benjamin Riback

Managing Director, Consumer & Retail

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About Mr. Riback

Benjamin Riback is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2021. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Citigroup and BMO Capital Markets.

Community Involvement

Board member for gastro-intestinal research foundation

Notable Transactions

  • Sale of S&D coffee to Westrock
  • Sale of Nations Pizza to Nestle
  • Sale of Nachurs Specialty Ag to Wilbur Ellis
  • Minority sale of Diamond Wines to Lassonde
  • Buyside advisor on Harvest minority acquisition of 8th Avenue
  • Sellside advisor on Pinnacle Ag to JR Simplot
  • Sale of Specialty Food Group to Indiana Packers
  • Sale of Pestell Minerals to Wind Point
  • Sale of Red Arrow to Kerry Group
  • Sale of minority stake in Wayne Farms

Rigorous pursuit of your success. Every transaction. Every time.

Our investment bankers are 100 percent committed to your organization’s sustained success. By drawing on our deep industry and product experience as well as our dedicated global resources, we provide advisory and financing services that allow you to capitalize on today’s opportunities and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges.

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Consumer & Retail

Amid rapidly evolving consumer preferences and the proliferation of new brands and channels, our experience and relationships throughout the consumer and retail industry have allowed us to deliver outstanding outcomes for our clients. Corporate boards, management teams, and business owners turn to us for execution excellence, sector expertise, deep relationships with strategic, financial, and family buyers, and creative public and private capital market solutions.

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About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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Year William Blair was founded

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Employees worldwide

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+131 billion

Client assets

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87 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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Offices worldwide

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Companies under coverage

As of March 31, 2022
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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