Location: New York, NY
Specialty: Private equity
Founder and CEO
SJ Partners LLC is a middle market private equity firm that specializes in the acquisition of consumer and services companies. It is a value added investor that grows companies through the successful execution of add-on acquisition strategies and the application of its operating expertise. Scott Johnson, the firm’s founder and CEO, only invests when he is confident that he can add true value and will drive attractive, risk-adjusted returns.
QUICK TIP: “Only invest when you are confident that the investment can add true value and will drive attractive risk-adjusted returns.”
A 1997 graduate of Columbia Business School, Johnson has maintained a long-term relationship with the school. He initially mentored student businesses and ultimately became an associate and later full adjunct professor. He has developed and taught a course entitled Entrepreneurship through Acquisition, teaching a new generation of young investment professionals how to acquire lower middle market companies. Johnson serves as the chairman of the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) New York Education Committee. He also chairs ACG University, which is a summer program that provides young professionals with a comprehensive introduction to the equity ecosystem.