Craig Lawson
Managing Director | San Francisco Office

Craig Lawson, a Founder and Managing Director of MHT Partners, has over 20 years of sell-side and buy-side financial experience, including dedicated public and private company M&A experience spanning buy-side and sell-side transactions, LBOs, going private transactions, joint ventures, cross border transactions, and fairness opinions. He has worked across a wide array of industries including branded consumer products, business services, environmental, healthcare and technology, among others and co-heads MHT Partners’ Consumer Growth industry practice. Prior to founding MidSpan Partners, which merged with MHT, Craig served as a senior banker in the San Francisco office of Harris Williams & Co.  Additional experience also includes time in the mergers and acquisitions groups at Banc of America Securities, where he was a senior banker, and Bear Stearns, as well as serving as a securities analyst at Fidelity Investments.

Craig holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude with a BA in Economics and History from Tufts University. He also holds the CFA designation. He and his wife have three children.

–Food & Beverage Opportunities in the Midst of COVID-19
–Perspectives from a Consumer Lens – Rays of Light Amongst the Storm Clouds
–Review of Global Pet Expo 2020
–The Evolving Fitness Frenzy
–DTC MODELS – Behind the Scenes Opportunities
–Stuck in the Middle
–My Summary of SuperZoo, the National Show for Pet Retailers
–DTC Models 
–Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Summary
–Content to Commerce
–Growing Diversity Amongst Outdoor Enthusiasts
–Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire – a CBD update
–Global Pet Expo Trade Show Review
–American Association of Equine Practitioners Trade Show Review
–Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Recap
–Weeds and Plant-Based Food . . . Heed the Weed!
–The Growth of Pet Services, Part 2
–The Growth of Pet Services, Part 1
–Can Increased Shipping Costs Put the Brakes On The Economy?
–Augmented Reality
–Wine in a Can
–Striving for the Top of the Food Chain in the Smart Home’s Explosion
–General Mills Acquires Blue Buffalo
–Pills for Pooches
–Two Worlds Collide (in a good way)!
–Hunting on the Upswing

–Mohs Knows

–”Q of” What?

–D-to-C Companies Spark Strong Investor Interest, But Not All Are Created Equal
–Risk/Rewards of SPACs and Why They’re in Vogue with Investors
–Vertical Farms Are Sprouting up in Cities Worldwide
–The Winners and Losers in Amazon’s Whole Foods Deal
–Houston’s Vertical Farm Plans to Grow