President & CEO
John Sloan has more than three decades of C-level experience in investment banking and private equity. He has been directly involved in transactions with an aggregate value of more than $7 billion. He has personally led an initiative to grow the energy vertical at Allegiance Capital, which today represents a significant percentage of the firm’s total business.
- Raised more than $1 billion in debt and equity through an extensive private finance contact network.
- Advised investors in a $5.2 billion leveraged buyout of The Southland Corporation, NYSE.
- Evaluated, negotiated and financed the acquisition of more than 20 companies in energy, construction, retail, telecom, environmental, logistics and manufacturing industries.
- Specialized in the successful execution of investment realization strategies for public and private middle- market companies.
- Managed all phases of private equity transactions.
- Built and oversaw operating management teams.
- Extensive experience in directing the successful sale of large oilfield services companies.
- Closed more than $600 million in oilfield services transactions.
- Provided venture seed capital and raised more than $100 million in expansion capital for an early-stage specialty finance company.
- Raised $33 million with HO2 Partners to create the largest first-time venture capital fund in Texas.
- Led an investor group in the acquisition of East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc., an importer of exotic hardwood lumber from around the world and the largest importer of high-grade teak in the United States.
Professional Awards and Recognition:
- Recipient of “Energy Deal of the Year” awards from three national M&A organizations
- Member of Dallas Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy” 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
- Selected as one of the “Top 50 Dealmakers of the Year” by International M&A Network
- Finalist for “Dealmaker of the Year” – M&A Advisor – national M&A organization
A highlight of Mr. Sloan’s career includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Thompson Company, a private investment company, owned by the founders of 7-Eleven convenience stores. During his tenure with the Thompson Company, Mr. Sloan served as Senior Advisor to the founders during The Southland Corporation leveraged buyout, a $5.2 billion transaction.
In addition to his private equity and venture capital work, Mr. Sloan has served on the board of directors for numerous public and privately held corporations, and is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.