John A. Lee Presents at the New Jersey Economic Leadership Forum

VALLEY FORGE, PA, January 25, 2019 – John A. Lee, Head of Griffin’s Commercial, Industrial and Services Group, spoke at the New Jersey Economic Leadership Forum on January 18, 2019, in Somerset, NJ.

Mr. Lee presented “M&A and Capital Markets Overview for Middle-Market Companies.” The session provided an examination of the current M&A and capital markets environment for middle-market companies. Also discussed was an evaluation of the economic landscape, including the availability and pricing of private debt and equity capital, strategic and financial buyer M&A activity, political policy impact, and an outlook for 2019 and beyond.

Mr. Lee has 25 years of experience providing merger and acquisition advisory services, private placements of debt and equity capital, and management buyout advisory services for middle market companies in a wide range of industries. His experience includes sourcing, initiating or managing numerous investment banking transactions for middle market business and government services, consumer and industrial manufacturing, distribution, and technology companies.

Prior to joining Griffin, Mr. Lee was a Principal with Horizon Partners Ltd., a private equity investment company that acquires middle market companies in leveraged buyout transactions. Previously he served as a Director with the investment banking arm of Berwind Financial Group, L.P. He has been a featured speaker or co-chair at numerous conferences on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.

Mr. Lee received an MBA from The College of William and Mary and a B.A. in Economics and English from Lehigh University. He is the past President of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Philadelphia Chapter. He holds Series 79, 7 and 63 licenses from FINRA.