Jordan, Edmiston Group

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Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.
Type Incorporation
Industry Investment banking
Founded 1987
Headquarters 150 East 52nd Street
New York
, US
Area served Global
Website http://www.jegi.com/

The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. ("JEGI") of New York, NY was founded in 1987 and provides independent investment banking services for the media, information, marketing services and technology sectors.[1]

Since 1987, JEGI has completed more than 500 Mergers & Acquisitions transactions for global corporations; middle-market and emerging companies; entrepreneurs; and private equity and venture capital firms across the media, information, marketing services and technology markets.

History[edit]

The firm was launched in 1987 by Wilma Jordan,[2] who still serves as CEO.[3] In the late 1980s, the firm focused primarily on serving the consumer magazine market, including Texas Monthly and Spin Magazine. In the early 1990s, the firm expanded its market coverage to include B2B magazine publishers, such as Capital Cities/ABC, The Economist Group, and Hanley Wood.

In the early 1990s, Mark Edmiston partnered with Ms. Jordan to form The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. In the late 1990s, Edmiston left the firm, and JEGI formed the foundation of its current executive team, as Bill Hitzig joined as COO.[4] Over this period, JEGI continued to grow and expand its advisory practice to include exhibitions and conferences, and increasingly online media, marketing services and related technology.

In 2004 and 2005, JEGI added new managing directors to expand its online media and technology practice, as well as its reach into marketing services.

Over the years, JEGI has represented many global media and information companies, including Daily Mail & General Trust, Dow Jones, The Economist Group and many more.

Members of the leadership team include: Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO; Scott Peters, Co-President; Tolman Geffs, Co-President; Richard Mead, Managing Director; David Clark, Managing Director; Chris Calton, Managing Director; Daniel Avrutsky, Managing Director; Tom Pecht, Managing Director; Bill Hitzig, Chief Operating Officer; Adam Gross, Chief Marketing Officer; Tom Creaser, Executive Vice President; and Amir Akhavan, Director.

Select recent transactions include:

The sale of content marketing firms McMurry and TMG to The Wicks Group of Companies

The sale of marketing research firm MRSI to ORC International

The sale of leading streetwear and action sports trade show AGENDA to Reed Exhibitions

The sale of Empathy Lab to leading software provider EPAM Systems

The sale of Infogroup's OneSource business to Cannondale Investments & GTCR

The sale of dmg events' Evanta to Leeds Equity Partners

The sale of ePrize, leader in digital engagement specializing in mobile, social and web campaigns, to Catterton Partners

The sale of Vornado's trade show producer MMPI Canada to Informa

The sale of Northstar Travel Media to The Wicks Group of Companies

The sale of SaaS-based marketing platform Conversen to Experian

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.: Private Company Information". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  2. ^ http://www.jegi.com/about-us/team/76
  3. ^ http://www.minonline.com/mmag/21-Most-Intriguing-Wilma-Jordan_5625.html
  4. ^ http://www.jegi.com/about-us/team/77