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John M. Secor Managing Director, Corporate Advisory, Private Banking


John Secor is Head of the Corporate Advisory practice in the Private Banking business. In this role, he advises privately owned businesses and their owners on a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and financings, and on important issues at the intersection of the business and the family, helping owners develop capital policies, governance structures, and business and wealth succession plans.

John has extensive experience in corporate and investment banking, advising middle-market companies on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity private placements, corporate restructurings, valuations, and fairness and solvency opinions.

Prior to joining the firm in 2015, John worked in the investment banking groups at J.P. Morgan, The Bank of New York and Duff & Phelps. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and received his MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

Market Commentary - 10 files

Is Now the Time to Sell the Family Business? August 2018

John Secor, Ajit George, Kyle Gordon and Carson Christus from our Corporate Advisory team discuss family and business factors that come into consideration when debating whether now is the time to sell the family business.

Working Capital Adjustments in Commodities M&A Transactions May 2016

John Secor and Ajit George discuss the necessity of a working capital adjustment mechanism in the sale of a business – a consideration that is particularly important for commodities businesses whose inventory values and short-term financing ...