Role

Irina Adler is a Managing Director in the Consumer Retail group. She joined the Firm in 2020.

Experience

Ms. Adler has more than 15 years of experience advising global clients in the consumer and retail industries. Her broad-based expertise spans strategic advisory assignments as well as mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions for beauty, personal care, household care and health & wellness clients.

Ms. Adler has advised global clients on some of the largest and most significant consumer and retail M&A and capital markets transactions throughout her career. Select transactions on which Ms. Adler has advised include: Natura’s acquisition of Avon (the largest beauty deal in the last three years and the largest-ever direct-selling merger), Coty’s Reverse-Morris-Trust merger with P&G Specialty Beauty Business (the largest-ever beauty merger and consumer RMT merger), Atrium Innovations’ sale to Nestle (the largest-ever pure-play branded vitamins & supplements business sale), Sun Products’ sale to Henkel (the largest-ever household care business sale), Coty’s IPO (the largest-ever beauty IPO), KKR’s acquisition of Nature’s Bounty, Younique’s majority stake sale to Coty, Unilever’s acquisitions of Seventh Generation and Alberto-Culver, e.l.f. Beauty’s IPO, WW International’s “re-IPO”, MSG Nutritional’s sale to American Securities, Reckitt-Benckiser’s acquisition of Schiff Nutrition, KIK Custom Products’ sale to Centerbridge, Colgate’s acquisition of Laser, Prestige Brands’ defense against Genomma Labs, Chattem’s sale to Sanofi-Aventis, and Jarden’s acquisition of Jostens, among others.

Prior to joining PJ SOLOMON, Ms. Adler was a Managing Director in the Global Consumer & Retail Group at Morgan Stanley. She began her career at Citigroup as an Analyst in the Consumer & Retail Group.

Education

Ms. Adler holds a B.S. in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW)