John Cochran Joins Lovell Minnick

John Cochran has joined Lovell Minnick Partners as a Los Angeles-based principal, where he will focus on the financial services industry. He previously was a principal with SV Investment Partners.



Lovell Minnick Partners LLC, an independent private equity firm providing buyout and growth capital to companies in the financial services industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of John D. Cochran as Principal in the firm's California office, effective immediately.

As Principal, Mr. Cochran, 36, is responsible for finding and analyzing new investment opportunities in the financial services industry for Lovell Minnick Partners, which has offices in the Los Angeles and Philadelphia areas. Mr. Cochran will assist in managing the firm's private equity partnerships totaling over $600 million. Mr. Cochran becomes the eleventh member of the investment team and joins Managing Directors Jeffrey D. Lovell, James E. Minnick, Jennings J. Newcom and Robert M. Belke and Principals Daniel A. Kang and Spencer P. Hoffman.

Mr. Cochran joined Lovell Minnick from SV Investment Partners (formerly Schroder Ventures US), a private equity firm focused on investing in mid-market business services companies. As a Principal during his six years at SV, John worked on numerous transactions and financings and supported portfolio company management teams in building their businesses. Prior to SV, Mr. Cochran was an analyst with J.W. Childs Associates, a $3 billion middle market private equity firm. Mr. Cochran began his career as a financial analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Cochran received an MBA and a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University and holds a BA in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

“John brings important complimentary skills and valuable business services expertise to Lovell Minnick and we're extremely pleased to welcome him to our growing firm,” said Jeff Lovell.

Lovell Minnick Partners is currently investing its third private equity fund. This Partnership is focused on investments in the North American market in various financial segments, including asset management, financial planning, financial product distribution, specialty finance, securities brokerage, outsourcing providers and related companies specializing in administration and business services.

About Lovell Minnick Partners

Lovell Minnick Partners LLC is an independent private equity firm providing buyout and growth capital to companies in the financial services industry. From offices in the Los Angeles and Philadelphia areas, Lovell Minnick manages private equity partnerships totaling over $600 million on behalf of qualified private and institutional investors. Portfolio companies of Lovell Minnick operate in various areas of the global financial services industry, including asset management, financial product distribution, outsourced administration services, securities brokerage, and financial consulting. For more information regarding Lovell Minnick Partners visit