Johnny F. Jones is a Partner at Vantage Capital. He joined the firm in 2009 with a primary focus on the Mezzanine Fund’s activities. In addition to South Africa, Johnny is responsible for the Nigerian and Ghanaian markets. He oversees the Servest, Landmark, Maryland Mall, and Bay Realty mezzanine investments.
Johnny began his career in 2000 working as an Equity Research Investment Analyst at Wachovia Securities in Atlanta, Georgia, where his focus was on macroeconomic trends and investment strategies. Later, he spent two years at KPMG in the economic & valuation services division based in New York. In this role he worked as a generalist providing debt and equity value indications for companies in financial services, steel and entertainment industries.
Johnny went on to work in the leveraged finance group at UBS Investment Bank in the U.S. In this role he specialised in the basic materials sector, assisting in underwriting transactions and providing relative value investment recommendations for listed debt securities. He left UBS to join Vantage.
Johnny received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and his Bachelor of Science degree (Economics) from Duke University in North Carolina. He became a CFA charterholder in 2007 and also passed the certified public accountant exam.