Thomas Ragsdale

Managing Director
Consumer Investment Banking

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Thomas Ragsdale

Thomas Ragsdale is a managing director in the consumer investment banking group, having joined the firm in 2013. As the head of Piper Sandler’s diversified consumer products practice, he is focused on providing M&A advisory and capital markets services to consumer products companies across categories including household, juvenile, pet and outdoor. Notable branded clients in recent years include: Adventure Medical Kits, Alex Brands, Animal Supply, Arrow Storage Products, Igloo Products, Perennials and Sutherland, ShelterLogic, Step2 Discovery, Survive Outdoors Longer, Thermacell, Vista Outdoors and Yeti, among others.

Ragsdale has more than 15 years of experience executing middle-market transactions, with a focus primarily on sell-side M&A advisory. Prior M&A experience includes Harris Williams & Co., Edgeview Partners and VRA Partners. Additionally, Ragsdale has several years of principal investing experience at Arcapita, a middle-market private equity firm, and Timbervest, an Atlanta-based ecological investment firm.

Ragsdale earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington & Lee University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kenan Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.