Alternative Investment Awards 2017 31 & Company Company: Jordan, Knauff & Company Name: G. Cook Jordan, Jr. Email: [email protected] Address: 200 W. Madison Street, Suite 980, Chicago, IL 60606, USA Telephone: +1 312 254 5901 Web Address: CODE Jordan, Knauff Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) was created with a clear mission: to provide professional and sophisticated investment banking services to middle-market companies and the entrepreneurs that lead them. We profile the firm to find out more. Established in 2001, JKC has since built a reputation for developing meaningful investment opportunities in the industries in which we have specializations, including: energy logistics and distribution, flow control (pumps, valves, filtration), real estate, building products, valued-add- ed manufacturing, value-added distribution and technology-enabled logistics/warehousing. This process involves recognizing an emerging trend or change in the industry, confirming that trend or change with research and assembling a strategy and business plan in partnership with a highly credible management team. The professionals at JKC have personal knowledge of the challenges faced by company management when undertaking a capital event and practical process experience based on the completion of over 200 successful capital events as owners, operators, investors, buyers, sellers and investment bankers. JKC services include mergers and acquisitions advisory, debt and equity capital formation and strategic financial ser- vices to companies in a variety of industries. Typical transaction sizes range from $10 million to $300 million in total consideration. As an adjunct service to our fundamental investment banking prac- tice, JKC acts as a conduit for direct investments to our network of institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals who are reducing their allocations into private equity and seeking to make direct investments through relationships such as that which they have with our firm. In many cases, this is the preferred outcome for middle-market companies that come to the firm to raise capital for them. The firm’s Co-founder and Managing Principal, Mr. G. Cook Jordan, Jr., has over 25 years of private equity and investment banking experience, and seven years of executive and operations experience in middle-mar- ket companies. He has closed over 90 transactions as the buyer, seller, investor or investment banker and was previously a Partner at Allstate Venture Capital, the venture capital and private equity division of the investment department of Allstate Insurance Company. Mr. Jordan believes, “Each time an investment banker signs an En- gagement Agreement, he is gambling on his intellect, his energy, his determination, his knowledge and his experience, and putting them to work for his client.” The firm believes the words of Calvin Coolidge are applicable to every investment banking engagement and are JKC’s mantra – “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Middle-Market Investment Bank of the Year - USA & Recognised Leaders in PE Transactions - USA