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Jordan, Knauff & Company is Recognized
for its Work in Direct Investments
By Wealth & Finance International Magazine

Chicago, Illinois (November 17, 2015) – – Chicago-based, middle-market investment bank Jordan, Knauff & Company (“JKC”) was honored to receive two Alternative Investment Awards from Wealth & Finance International magazine. The firm received the 2015 Start-Up Direct Investment of the Year award and the 2015 Excellence in Middle-Market Investment Banking – USA award for its work as exclusive financial advisor to Energy Distribution Partners (“EDP”) in connection with its debt and equity capital formation. EDP is a consolidator of retail propane distribution companies and energy midstream assets in selected geographic regions of the U.S. and Canada. Since its founding in April 2012, EDP has made six acquisitions in the retail and commercial / industrial propane distribution sector generating EBITDA of approximately $10 million.

Co-founder and Managing Principal of JKC, Mr. G. Cook Jordan, Jr., commented, “As an adjunct service to our investment banking practice, JKC acts as a conduit for direct investments to its network of family offices and high net worth individuals who are reducing their allocation into private equity and seeking to make direct investments through relationships such that they have with our firm. EDP is an example of the type of activity for which we have become known and respected.”

The Editor of Wealth & Finance International magazine, Mr. David Keenan, explains how alternative investments are increasingly important to investors in the current economic environment.

“Today, more than ever before, investors are seeking newer and more innovative ways to maximize returns. As a result, professionals across a wide spectrum of global industries and sectors are finding new paths and avenues to further refine and develop their services and meet their clients’ ever-changing demands. The 2015 Alternative Investment Awards honor the dedicated individuals and businesses making a mark in this fascinating and constantly evolving sphere, and puts the spotlight on the leading lights in the sector, as well as smaller niche companies making headway away from the limelight.”

JKC has built a reputation for developing meaningful opportunities in the industries in which it has specializations, including: energy logistics and distribution, flow control (pumps, valves, filtration), real estate, building products, financial services, food processing, plastic injection molding manufacturing and technology-enabled logistics/warehousing. The process involves recognizing an emerging trend or change in an industry, confirming that trend or change with research and then assembling a strategy and business plan in partnership with a highly competent, industry experienced management team.

JKC is a provider of the following discernable points of value in the U.S. direct investment market:

  • Unmatchable experience, knowledge and understanding of private company transactions;

  • Identity in the capital markets as a highly reputable representative of credible middle-market businesses;

  • Extensive network of relationships in all segments of the capital markets; and

  • Accelerated time to a successful outcome – the strategy is developed with execution in mind.

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 Wealth & Finance International

With a global audience of over 130,000 stretching from North America and Europe to Asia and the Middle East, Wealth & Finance International is a monthly publication dedicated to delivering high quality, informative and up-to-the-minute global business content. Wealth & Finance International is read by an established global network of high net worth individuals and industry decision makers looking for the latest news and opinion on the business and finance issues that matter most. For CEOs of some of the world's largest corporations to top tier managers in thousands of smaller enterprises around the world, Wealth & Finance International is an essential tool for keeping up to date with the news, opinion and deals shaping the regional and international business landscape.