JP Morgan Leveraged Finance Expert Joins Artemis In Move Into Booming Cannabis Industry

1.3 min readPublished On: April 28th, 2021By

LONDON, U.K.–One of the early architects of the European leveraged finance industry and 25-year veteran of JPMorgan, Stanton McLean, is embarking upon a new chapter of his career.

McLean is joining the rising wave of traditional corporate leaders finding new wealth creation opportunities in the burgeoning field of global cannabis.

Building on a career in global finance, McLean leaves his current position as managing director at JPMorgan to join Artemis Growth Partners, a leading ESG-focused investment platform dedicated to global cannabis.

McLean will work alongside William Muecke, general partner and co-founder of Artemis Growth Partners and himself a former veteran senior banker at Goldman Sachs & Co., as part of the private equity firm’s senior executive team in London.

McLean will expand the global private equity firm’s leadership group as Advisory Director where he will advise on all forms of capital markets activities including capital raising for investment vehicles and for portfolio companies worldwide, according to a statement.

“There are a number of similarities between what is happening in this space and what we saw as we were developing the European leveraged finance market in the early 2000’s,” McLean said in an interview. “Namely, rapid growth, long-term stability, and highly attractive economic rewards for those early market entrants.”

McLean’s leveraged finance career spans 25 years at JPMorgan where he held senior positions in sales and trading and capital markets.

(This information is primarily sourced from Artemis Growth Capital.  Highly Capitalized has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Read our Disclaimer here).Credit: Getty Images/John Lamparski


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