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Vice President

Danny Hardesty

Danny is a Vice President with Fifth Third’s Consumer Investment Banking group, a part of Fifth Third Securities, Inc. (“FTS”). He supports the Consumer team’s efforts across the food, beverage & wellness and franchising sectors. Prior to joining FTS in 2021, he was a banker at Deloitte Corporate Finance with a focus on the food, beverage & wellness sector. Prior to attending graduate school, Danny was a multi-unit franchisee of Jimmy John’s, a fast-casual sandwich chain, successfully building and exiting a portfolio of units in the Mid-Atlantic. Danny received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law from The University of Virginia, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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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