John Adams
MANAGING DIRECTOR

John Adams has over 30 years experience in investment banking working across a number of industries in M&A, public and private financing as well as restructuring. During 1986-1999 he was with Morgan Stanley in NY, Chicago and London where he ran the firm’s European M&A Business Development effort. From 1999-2013 he was with Lazard in Chicago where he ran the firm’s Midwest Investment Banking business, the Global Private Equity coverage business and the Global automotive group. Since joining XMS in 2013 he has built out several industry groups, overseas joint ventures and a private equity practice. Most recently he advised Icahn Enterprises on the $5 Billion sale of Federal-Mogul to Tenneco.