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Bridgepoint Expands Commitment to Consumer & Retail Sector, Adds New York Presence with Addition of Managing Director Robert Schmidt


January 5, 2023 – New York, NY – Bridgepoint Investment Banking (Bridgepoint), a market-leading boutique impact investment bank, has added a New York City presence and is proud to announce the addition of Robert Schmidt as Managing Director to lead Bridgepoint’s consumer and retail sector coverage. The addition of Schmidt expands Bridgepoint’s commitment to providing differentiated capital and M&A solutions to middle market companies in the health and wellness, branded consumer products, outdoor enthusiast and retail spaces.

Bridgepoint’s addition of a New York presence will aid the firm’s already deep but growing relationships with institutional debt, equity and structured capital providers to benefit the firm’s clients. The new office also will aid in the recruitment of additional talent – providing an impact investment banking platform opportunity for talented East Coast investment bankers.

“We founded Bridgepoint as a firm dedicated to bringing Wall Street solutions to Main Street companies. The addition of a New York presence allows us to bring Main Street values to Wall Street and the investment banking talent base there. It will also allow us to continue to invest in our already substantial relationships with institutional funders – equity, debt and structured solutions providers – which ultimately will benefit our clients with additional relationship depth and funding solutions,” said Bridgepoint CEO Matt Plooster.

Robert brings more than 10 years of investment banking experience to Bridgepoint, previously working as a senior banker in Stifel’s Consumer and Retail group, and also in Jefferies’ M&A group prior to that. Over the course of his career, Schmidt has advised on more than 35 capital raising, financial advisory and M&A transactions representing over $25 billion in deal value. Working from Bridgepoint’s New York office, Robert joins a growing team of purpose-driven impact investment bankers who are making a positive impact on their clients and communities through their work at Bridgepoint.

“Bridgepoint has built a next-gen boutique investment bank dedicated to helping private companies – work that really matters and makes a difference. I’m excited to augment and lead their existing Consumer and Retail presence and provide differentiated capital and M&A solutions at a values- and culture-oriented firm where doing the right thing matters,” adds Schmidt.

About Bridgepoint Investment Banking
Bridgepoint Investment Banking, a division of Bridgepoint Holdings NE, LLC, is a market-leading boutique impact investment bank. The Bridgepoint team, through their broker dealer relationship with M&A Securities Group, Inc., an unaffiliated entity, serves clients over their corporate lifecycles by providing capital raising and M&A advisory solutions. Bridgepoint serves clients globally across a range of focus sectors including industrials, technology, business services, healthcare, consumer and other industries from offices in Chicago, IL; Omaha, NE; Lincoln, NE Denver, CO; New York, New York. Learn more about Bridgepoint Investment Banking at

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