New York, NY, October 1, 2014 – The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (“JEGI”) (www.jegi.com), the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing and technology sectors, headquartered in New York, NY, is pleased to announce that Jeff Becker, a senior software and technology M&A banker, has joined the firm as Managing Director & Co-Head of Technology Banking. In his new role, Mr. Becker will join Joseph Sanborn, who started with JEGI in July 2014, to co-head the firm’s technology advisory practice. Mr. Becker will be based in JEGI’s New York City headquarters.
Mr. Becker has over 20 years of experience as a technology banker, with particularly extensive experience in the software, services and human capital management solutions sectors. Mr. Becker has completed well over 100 technology transactions during his career, including nearly 40 strategic advisory or private capital raising assignments. Prior to joining JEGI, he headed or co-headed software banking efforts at Robertson Stephens, RBC Capital Markets, JMP Securities, Cowen & Company, and, most recently, AGC Partners, all technology/growth company-centric investment banks.
Throughout his career, Mr. Becker has focused on providing high-quality strategic advisory services to his clients, leveraging his extensive banking experience and deep domain expertise within the technology industry. In particular, he seeks to assist clients in mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, growth equity capital raises, and divestitures. Earlier in his career, Mr. Becker served as a valued underwriter on dozens of notable technology IPOs and other public financing transactions, along with providing M&A advisory services.
Commenting on his new role at JEGI, Mr. Becker said, “With so many exciting trends impacting technology M&A, this is an ideal time to be joining the JEGI team, given its decades of experience, strong global identity and vast network of contacts. The pace of technology-driven disruption is accelerating, making the M&A outlook very promising in the months and years ahead, and my experience in the technology arena, working together with Joseph, should help solidify even further JEGI’s leading position as advisor to the technology, media, information and marketing services sectors.”
Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO, JEGI, noted, “Jeff’s two decades of experience in software and services will be invaluable to JEGI, as the firm continues to expand its technology M&A practice. With technology increasingly undergirding and re-shaping the convergence of media, information and marketing services, JEGI’s global network of buyers and sellers will certainly benefit from the extensive knowledge and experience that Jeff brings to his role as Co-Head of JEGI’s Technology Banking.”
Mr. Becker earned an MBA with Distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a BS in Finance from Lehigh University. In addition, Mr. Becker is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation, as well as a member of the operating committee for the Cycle for Survival events in New Jersey.
About The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.
The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI), headquartered in New York, NY, has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing and technology sectors for nearly 27 years. The firm has completed over 500 high‐profile M&A transactions, servicing global corporations; middle-market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners; and private equity and venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.jegi.com.