Since 2004 Johnson Rice has led 46 public and 12 private equity transactions totaling over $5 billion in total capital and has participated in transactions totaling over $50 billion. As a financial advisor, Johnson Rice has advised buyers and sellers on over 40 transactions totaling over $5 billion since 1999.
The Johnson Rice & Company investment banking team provides senior level experience, expertise and judgment to all types of investment banking services including:
Joshua Cummings has over 20 years of investment banking, research and commercial lending experience in the energy industry. Mr. Cummings joined Johnson Rice in 1997 as a research analyst covering oilfield service stocks and has been in the corporate finance department since 1998. Since that time, he and the corporate finance team have led over 43 public and 8 private equity transactions totaling over $5 billion. The team has also advised buyers and sellers on over 40 transactions totaling over $5 billion in total value. Mr. Cummings is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. Joshua received his BS in Corporate Finance and Investment Management from the University of Alabama.
Joe Maxwell has over 19 years of investment banking and commercial lending experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining Johnson Rice, Joe worked as Global Head of the Offshore Oilfield Service Group at Fortis Bank from 2005 – 2009, and as a Director with Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank from 2000-2005.
Clay Cummings has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry originating, structuring, executing, and advising on investment banking and financing transactions for public and public companies throughout various stages of their life-cycle. Mr. Cummings takes a hands on approach to each and every one of Johnson Rice’s investment banking and corporate finance engagements where he is responsible for making each transaction be executed as efficiently as possible. Mr. Cummings's multi-faceted experience includes roles in investment banking, equity research and commercial lending. Prior to joining Johnson Rice in 2004, Mr. Cummings worked as a corporate lender with J.P. Morgan and Whitney National Bank.
Joseph Seremet joined Johnson Rice in 2005 and has 9 years of investment banking experience in the energy space. While at Johnson Rice, Mr. Seremet has had significant experience in public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and valuations. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tulane University with a triple major in Finance, Economics, and Legal Studies. While at Tulane, Joseph was selected to participate in the Burkenroads research analyst program and the Darwin Fenner fund assisting in the management of Tulane’s endowment.
Alex Despo is an associate at Johnson Rice. Alex joined JRCO as an analyst and has since advised on more than 20 closed transactions, ranging from advisory and M&A mandates to debt and equity financings on top of numerous underwritten offerings. Alex has been a part of deal teams spanning a broad sector base within the Energy space including the Upstream, Midstream and OFS verticals.