John McCann Joins Jefferies

John McCann has joined Jefferies as a managing director of leverabged finance origination. He previously spent 14 years with HSBC.


In a further expansion of the firm’s Global Leveraged Finance Group, Jefferies announced today the addition of John B. McCann as a Managing Director in Leveraged Finance Origination.

“Jefferies’ Leveraged Finance Group is one of the leading franchises on Wall Street,” commented Benjamin D. Lorello, Global Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Jefferies. “John brings to our franchise both deep bank and bond expertise as well as strong leveraged finance relationships with numerous private equity firms.”

Robert L. Harteveldt, Global Head of Leveraged Finance at Jefferies, said, “Our clients will directly benefit from John’s extensive experience in originating and structuring leveraged finance transactions. His strong relationships and his outstanding reputation will further enhance our leveraged finance footprint.”

“The continued expansion of our leveraged finance business is a priority for Jefferies, and John’s experience as an accomplished leveraged and acquisition finance banker and his broad relationships with financial sponsors will enable him to make an immediate and positive impact on our business,” added Kevin Lockhart, Global Head of Leveraged Finance Origination at Jefferies.

Mr. McCann brings to Jefferies more than 14 years of leveraged finance experience. He joins the firm from HSBC, where for two years he was a Managing Director in the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Group responsible for Financial Sponsors coverage. Prior to HSBC, Mr. McCann spent eight years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, most recently as a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance Group focused on Financial Sponsor coverage. He received his MBA from the University of Virginia and his BA from Williams College.

Jefferies, a global securities and investment banking firm, has served companies and their investors for more than 48 years. Jefferies & Company, Inc. is the principal operating subsidiary of Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF)(