Jonathan PratherPartner, Advisory
Mr. Prather is a Partner in Perella Weinberg Partners’ Advisory business. He focuses on advising clients in the Industrials sector
Mr. Prather has more than 17 years of investment banking experience assisting companies on a wide range of strategic matters. During his tenure at Perella Weinberg Partners, he has advised Campbell Global on the pending sale of 1.1 million acres of timberland to Catchmark Timber REIT for $1.39 billion; Pittsburgh Corning on the sale of the company for $0.6 billion to Owens Corning; Hancock Natural Resource Group on the sale of its Texarkana timberland holdings to Forest Investment Associates and the Molpus Woodlands Group; Millar Western on its restructuring and majority stake sale to Atlas Holdings LLC; and International Paper on the spin off and merger of its Xpedx division with Unisource.
Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners in November of 2013, Mr. Prather was at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 2006 to 2013, where he most recently served as a Managing Director responsible for paper, packaging and forest products industry coverage. He was previously a Director of UBS Investment Bank in its Global Industrials Group. Mr. Prather began his career as a financial analyst at Simpson Investment Company, a privately-held timberland owner based in Seattle, WA.
At Goldman Sachs and UBS, he actively worked with multiple clients including advising International Paper on its $6.6 billion timberlands sale; Temple-Inland on its strategic transformation and $2.4 billion timberlands sale; Bowater on its $6.0 billion merger of equals with Abitibi-Consolidated; and MeadWestvaco on multiple transactions including the spin-off and merger of its Office Products division with Acco Brands, the $2.4 billion sale of its Coated Paper division to Cerberus, and the $1.1 billion sale of its Community Development and Land Management division to Plum Creek Timber.
Over his career, Mr. Prather has advised on the sale of over $18.5 billion of timberland assets totaling approximately 15 million acres.
Mr. Prather earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors in history and international affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Board of the Forest History Society.