JMP Securities appoints Slader as M&A head

JMP Securities has named Gavin Slader as head of mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Slader, a managing director at the investment bank and alternative asset management firm’s San Francisco headquarters, was head of technology M&A.


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JMP Group LLC (NYSE: JMP), an investment banking and alternative asset management firm, announced today that Gavin Slader has been named head of mergers and acquisitions at JMP Securities. A managing director based in the firm’s San Francisco headquarters, Mr. Slader was previously head of technology mergers and acquisitions. He continues to sit on JMP Securities’ investment banking management committee.

“Gavin’s new title reflects his integral role in the dramatic growth of JMP’s M&A business in recent years,” said Carter Mack, president of JMP Group. “Since arriving at JMP in 2013, Gavin has provided insight to other bankers in all four of our industry verticals, and his guidance contributed significantly to the firm’s record strategic advisory revenues in 2016. We remain focused on expanding our M&A practice and are confident that we will do so with Gavin’s leadership. JMP’s real estate group is serving as exclusive sell-side advisor to Forestar Group in its recently announced $605 million sale to Starwood Capital—the latest example of the profile we are building among middle-market corporate clients and the expertise we have to offer.”

Prior to joining JMP Securities, Mr. Slader was a senior banker in the technology, media and telecommunications investment banking group at UBS Investment Bank, sharing oversight of the west coast technology mergers and acquisitions practice. He previously held investment banking positions at Credit Suisse First Boston and its predecessor, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, concentrating on technology mergers and acquisitions throughout. Mr. Slader began his Wall Street career in Deutsche Bank’s leveraged finance group. He holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.

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