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John Morris

Managing Director


About John

John Morris joined the Firm in 1996 and specializes in US buyout, venture, and private debt partnership investments. John serves on the advisory boards of several partnerships including those managed by ABRY Partners, The Blackstone Group, Court Square Capital, GTCR, Hellman & Friedman, Marlin Equity Partners, Providence Equity Partners, Sun Capital, and Windjammer Capital. He has also served on the Board of Directors of NASDAQ-listed Applied Molecular Evolution, Inc.

John joined the Firm from Abbott Capital Management and has also served as a vice president in the Corporate Finance Department at CIBC.

John received a BA in Economics from Clark University in 1986 and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University in 1994.

Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).