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Managing Director

Roman Lefranc

Roman is a Managing Director with Fifth Third’s Investment Banking group, a part of Fifth Third Securities, Inc. (“FTS”). He has over 20 years of M&A, capital markets, and business development experience. During his time with FTS, he has participated in numerous corporate finance and capital market transactions, including international and domestic mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings, leveraged buyouts, and private placements. His expertise extends to a wide range of industries including consumer products & services, healthcare, food & beverages, and industrials. With FTS, Roman is a senior member of the Corporate Finance Group, a team that focuses on providing investment banking and capital market advisory services to support growth and value creation initiatives for mid-cap and middle market companies. Before joining FTS, Roman was a Director at MUFG Union Bank, in the commercial banking division. Previously, he spent ten years at Aaron Capital / Diamond Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based boutique investment bank, where he was most recently a Managing Director. Roman started his financial career on the trading floor of Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, one of the leading global financial institutions. Roman holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Master of Science in Finance from INSEEC School of Business & Economics. He is licensed by FINRA as a General Securities Representative, holding series 63 and 79 licenses.

About Fifth Third Investment Banking

Navigating the complexities of today’s market requires a specialized and experienced advisor. Fifth Third Investment Banking partners with owner-operators, strategics and financial sponsors to provide mergers & acquisitions (M&A), capital raising and strategic advisory services, both sell-side and buy-side. Our professionals have a long track record of tailoring solutions to unlock value and help our clients reach their critical business milestones. We collaborate across industries and geographies to provide every client with thoughtful advice and diligent transaction execution, supported by a full-service capital markets platform and a leading commercial bank. We have a national presence from coast to coast with over 125 investment bankers, six industry groups and eight offices.
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