PJ Solomon, a financial advisory firm and independently operated affiliate of Natixis, has entered into business services investment banking with the hiring of Robbie Kelley as a managing director.

Kelley specializes in facility and residential services M&A and has a background in the sector, including advising on many of the marquee recent facility and residential services transactions over the last several years.

“PJ Solomon is continuing our mission of expanding into more verticals to serve a broader range of clients,” said the firm’s CEO Marc Cooper. “Business Services is a highly attractive vertical, representing more than $200 billion of U.S. M&A volume in 2020. We will continue building out a team of high-quality, senior M&A professionals to cover the entire business services sector and will be announcing additional new hires soon.”

Kelley has more than a decade of experience, including senior M&A roles at Truist and Piper Sandler where he was focused on facility and residential services.

“I am excited to bring my expertise, enthusiasm and exceptional track record within facility and residential services M&A to PJ Solomon as it expands its sector coverage and establishes a beachhead in the Midwest,” Kelley said.