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Jordan, Knauff & Company is Named 2016 U.S. Middle-Market Investment Bank of the Year by ACQ5 (Acquisition Finance Magazine)

Chicago, Illinois (March 28, 2017) – Jordan, Knauff & Company (“JKC”), an investment banking firm based in Chicago, Illinois, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the 2016 U.S. Middle-Market Investment Bank of the Year by ACQ5 (Acquisition Finance Magazine) -- (“ACQ5”). Conducted annually and now marking its 11th year, the ACQ5 Global Awards program has been celebrating achievement and innovation in the mergers and acquisitions advisory community since 2006. ACQ5 utilizes an independent nomination process and most importantly, all award winners are chosen by the industry itself. ACQ5 Global Awards decisions are firmly based on peer nominations following the receipt of detailed submissions from market participants and extensive year-round research into the markets in all global regions and over 100 countries around the world. Each year, ACQ5 invites its more than 159,000 international readers to nominate industry leaders, eminent individuals, exemplary teams and distinguished firms for these awards.

Mr. Jake Robson, Group Editor of ACQ5 commented, “As merger and acquisition volumes return and promise to exceed pre-crisis levels, the ACQ5 Global Awards 2016 honor the leading deal teams, firms and professionals whose activities set the standard for our markets. We founded the ACQ5 Global Awards program to empower end users to make smarter, more confident decisions."

“I'd like to thank the ACQ5 readers for their recognition and also congratulate everyone at JKC for their hard work and commitment to providing outstanding service and advice to our clients,” stated Mr. G. Cook Jordan, Jr., Co-founder and Managing Principal of JKC. “This award highlights our creative solutions and unmatchable experience in the middle-market, both of which differentiate us from our peers,” he continued.

About Jordan, Knauff & Company

Jordan, Knauff & Company is a knowledgeable and experienced provider of a comprehensive line of investment banking services to private companies. Services include mergers and acquisitions advisory, debt and equity capital formation and strategic financial advisory services to companies in a variety of industries. Typical transaction sizes range from $10 million to $300 million in total consideration. 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-market companies. JKC’s entire professional team have spent their careers in the middle-market and offer that expertise and knowledge to our clients. It is their mission to provide the best transaction advisory support services along with in-depth industry research to middle-market companies and the entrepreneurs that lead them.

To learn more about Jordan, Knauff & Company, please visit or contact Mr. Jordan at or 312-254-5901. Jordan, Knauff & Company is a member of FINRA.

About ACQ5 Magazine

Serving the finance sector since 2003, ACQ5 has established itself as a leading magazine news portal for the mergers and acquisitions advisory community. ACQ5 provides its global audience of chief executive officers and chief financial officers, as well as other corporate finance and private equity executives, with a regular snapshot of industry activity that has taken place around the world. ACQ5 provides it global audience of more than 159,000 subscribers with the information behind the headlines. For further information on ACQ5, please visit