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Scott S. Johnson

CEO, SJ Partners, USA
Scott S. JohnsonScott S. Johnson

Scott Johnson is the founder and CEO of middle market private equity group SJ Partners, LLC. Previously, he was a securities analyst at Salomon Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch, and has served as CFO of an in-store advertising company. Johnson is the winner of the 2012 40 Under 40 East Region M&A Advisor Recognition Awards. He is listed in the Marquis Who's Who in America and is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and Business Executives for National Security. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where he also received his BA, MBA, and MIA.

Articles by this Author

  • Leveraged Buyouts: What, Why, When, and How
    by Scott S. Johnson
    A leveraged buyout (LBO) is the acquisition of a company financed by debt. It is not unlike the typical purchase of a residence where the majority of financing is derived from a mortgage, and the balance from cash (equity) contributed by the buyer.Figure 1. Case study: Sample LBO vs all equity acquisition The use of debt in an LBO leverages the equity return, providing the equity holder with the possibility of higher returns at the cost of...

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