Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New York, November 13, 2012 – The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (“JEGI”) ( of New York, NY, a leading mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Chris Calton, a senior healthcare M&A banker, has joined the firm as Managing Director.  In his new role, Mr. Calton will lead the firm’s efforts to expand its M&A advisory practice into the healthcare IT and related software industries.

Prior to joining JEGI, Mr. Calton was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Avondale Partners and led the firm’s efforts covering healthcare IT, EH&S and related software verticals.  While at Avondale Partners, he successfully completed a variety of transactions in a range of healthcare segments.  Before joining Avondale, Mr. Calton was an Associate in the Technology M&A Group at Thomas Weisel Partners in both San Francisco and New York.  As a result, he brings a unique blend of healthcare services and technology M&A transaction experience. 

Commenting on his new role at JEGI, Mr. Calton said, “I am excited about the opportunity to leverage my healthcare experience into JEGI’s strong investment banking framework and existing industry coverage.  The changes being experienced across healthcare have created opportunities for a range of healthcare IT and informatics vendors, and my goal is to ensure that JEGI’s healthcare practice is at the forefront in helping these companies achieve their strategic M&A objectives.”

Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO, JEGI, noted, “We are very pleased that Chris is joining our firm and leadership team, given his deep knowledge of and experience in healthcare, having served the healthcare sector as an investment banker for 10 years.  The healthcare market is undergoing significant transformation, and it is vital for JEGI to expand its coverage of this important sector.  We believe Chris is the ideal choice to help us do so.”

Mr. Calton earned a BA from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from Columbia University. 

About The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.
The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI) of New York, NY, the leading provider of independent investment banking services for the media, information, marketing and technology sectors, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012.  Since 1987, JEGI has completed more than 500 high‐profile M&A transactions for global corporations; middle-market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners; and private equity and venture capital firms.  For more information, visit

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