Robbie Radant joins Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Retail Group in new Dallas office.
Robbie Radant, formerly an executive with 7-Eleven for 28 years, has joined Matrix Capital Markets as a director in its Downstream Energy & Retail Group.
Radant will head Matrix’s new Dallas office, originate new client assignments and execute transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, and corporate valuations. Matrix is headquartered in Richmond, Va., with offices in Baltimore, Md., Chicago, and now also Dallas.
During his tenure with 7-Eleven, he served in multiple operational, finance and accounting roles. His most recent position was vice president of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
In that capacity, he led 7-Eleven’s acquisition team on closing 27 transactions, totaling 1,400 convenience stores and over 1,200 wholesale fuel sites. The aggregate value of these acquisitions exceed $3 billion.
These efforts included the analysis of both public and private companies factoring in a variety of market conditions and various MLP structures. In addition, Robbie executed five structured sell-side divestment processes and oversaw the sale of more than 300 individual store locations.
As part of his responsibilities, Radant also initiated and managed the sale leaseback of 50 small strip centers.
“I am very pleased to join Matrix as I look to leverage my industry knowledge, relationships, and M&A talents with this highly regarded investment banking firm,” Radant said. “After considering all of my options, I chose to join Matrix because, in my experience at 7-Eleven, Matrix clearly and consistently did the best work for their clients. Their total dedication to maximizing value for their clients is reflected in their work product and the highly ethical way they deal with buyers.”
Tom Kelso, head of Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Retail Group, added, “We are very excited to welcome a professional of Robbie’s experience and stature to Matrix. Not only does he add significant M&A industry experience to our group, he also brings many years of direct petroleum marketing and convenience retailing knowledge that will benefit all of our clients. We believe the addition of Robbie reflects our continued, long-term commitment to provide the absolute best transaction evaluation and execution services to our clients and the industries we serve.”
In addition to his role leading 7-Eleven’s M&A efforts, during his tenure at 7-Eleven, Radant previously served as director of payment acceptance; manager of treasury planning and analysis; manager of financial planning and analysis; senior financial analyst of FP & A; senior/project accountant; and, internal auditor.
Radant was also responsible for several leasehold negotiations for 7-Eleven’s corporate offices as well as managing the sales process of two corporate headquarters buildings.