JH Lillian & Co. / JH Lillian Securities Corp.
Mr. Jonathan Lillian founded the firm in New York in 1991 and created a broker-dealer in addition in 1992. He is now based much of the time in Paris, involved with projects for European clients of the firm and its French and German affiliates. Jon’s advisory experience in corporate finance, investment banking and technology transfer, comprises over 50 client projects, including acquisitions, divestitures, buyouts, private placements, strategic advisory and outventuring assignments. Outventuring is a specialty of the firm designed to help corporate developers of emerging technology harvest value from projects that have become non-strategic.
Before starting the firm, Jon was a Vice President in First Chicago’s New York office, where he served as the bank’s M&A department representative in New York. Prior to his M&A work, he worked in capital markets and international treasury consulting at First Chicago and at Citibank, in New York and London. Mr. Lillian began his career with Chemical Bank New York, after receiving his undergraduate degree in languages and linguistics from Georgetown University. He has an MBA in Management and Finance from New York University’s Stern School.
About JH Lillian & Co. / JH Lillian Securities Corp. JH Lillian & Co, and a FINRA-registered-affiliate, JH Lillian Securities Corp., provide advisory and private-market transaction services for business owners and acquirers and issuers. With offices in New York and Paris, JH Lillian & Co clients operate in a variety of industries and retain the firm to advise typically on cross-border transactions, ranging in value from under $15 million to more than $100 million.
Client projects include a €22 million A-round of venture financing for PEMEAS, a PEM fuel cell business spun-out by Celanese, (later sold to BASF); the buyout/outventuring of Aventis' clinical research operation in Frankfurt, sold to management and a large European private equity sponsor, the sale of a late-stage high-temperature superconductor project to Alcatel, among others. Outventuring is a specialized service which allows corporate clients to realize value from high-quality emerging technology assets that have become non-strategic. Using an in-depth project gap-analysis, combined with a firm understanding of the market's drivers and participants, we identify high-potential investors and practical structures that dramatically improve the fit and value of the target. The firm's outventuring and technology exit projects span a very variety of sectors including light-emitting organics, advance-material fibers, and pharmaceutical intermediates, among others.