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John Slater, a FOCUS Partner and Capital Financing Team Leader, has thirty years of M&A and capital raising experience.  Prior to that time, he spent nine years as a practicing attorney, focused primarily on financial transactions, securities and tax matters.  Mr. Slater has served ... more

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Made In America: The 33 Cent Chinese Arkansas T-Shirt
Recently my colleague Marco Chan shared an extraordinary story that puts a new slant on the public discussion about robotics, China, outsourcing and the future of jobs.
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The Work World Is Changing And Society Needs To Change As Well
John Lounsbury has asked two TalkMarkets contributors, John Slater and Steven Hansen, to discuss how and where automation and robotics will impact the new economy and how social institutions, specifically education, can address these challenges.
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Is The M&A Bubble About To Pop?
There have been signs of financial bubbles throughout global markets. M&A valuations remain near record levels and so on. But, that’s not the whole story.
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Transformation: The Onrushing Digital Age Will Change Everything
The modern era has witnessed two great periods of transformation that radically changed the global economy and the very nature of human existence.
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Interview With Peter Lehrman, CEO Of Axial Markets
We recently interviewed Peter Lehrman, CEO of Axial, one of the most energetic and innovative companies providing advanced technology solutions. (Video Length: 00:11:01)
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How Will The Market Drop Affect Middle Market M&A?
In a slow growth economy, most firms increasingly view M&A as their best bet to accelerate revenue growth.
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Publisher
Capital Matters Blog
March 2008 - Present (10 years 7 months)
Capital Matters provides business owners and their advisers with actionable information to help them understand how business growth can be financed in the new environment post financial crash. Capital Matters champions private entrepreneurial firms as they struggle to be heard in a media world too often focused on the most powerful elements of the business community to the detriment of private firms.
Partner and Capital Financing Group Team Leader
Focus Investment Banking
May 2005 - Present (13 years 6 months)
John Slater, a FOCUS Partner, Team leader of its Capital Financing Group and a member of its Board of Directors, is an M&A and capital raising veteran of thirty years. He has served clients throughout the U. S. in a wide variety of industries including small business financing, healthcare, information technology, digital media, business services, manufacturing, and distribution logistics. Over the past thirty years Mr. Slater has managed more than 200 M&A and capital raising transactions.
Founder & CEO
Asset Services/Slater & Company
1885 - 2005 (122 years 5 months)
Asset Services/Slater & Company was a middle market investment banking boutique headquartered in Memphis, TN. It provided corporate finance and merger and acquisition advisory services to entrepreneurial businesses, completing over one hundred fifty assignments over a period of twenty years.
First Vice President
Morgan Keegan
May 1982 - May 1985 (3 years 1 month)
I was the fifth employee in Morgan Keegan's then nascent Corporate Finance Department. There i worked on public offerings and private placement of debt and equity.
Partner
Winchester Huggins Charlton Leake Brown and Slater
May 1979 - May 1982 (3 years 1 month)
Corporate attorney focused on financing of new business investment projects.
Partner
Martin Tate Morrow and Marston
May 1973 - May 1979 (6 years 2 months)
Corporate bankruptcy specialist. Corporate attorney focused on financing of business expansion projects.

Education

University of Virginia School of Law
JD
1970 / 1973
Law
Princeton University
AB
1966 / 1970
Economics

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