John "Jay" Jordan II to Receive ACG Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Association for Corporate Growth®, a global professional organization focused on middle market growth, private investment and mergers and acquisitions, today announced that John “Jay” W. Jordan II, chairman and managing principal, The Jordan Company (TJC) will be the 2012 recipient of ACG’s highest award, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Jordan will be honored during ACG InterGrowth 2012 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas on April 26, 2012.

The Association for Corporate Growth®, a global professional organization focused on middle market growth, private investment and mergers and acquisitions, today announced that John “Jay” W. Jordan II, chairman and managing principal, The Jordan Company (TJC) will be the 2012 recipient of ACG’s highest award, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Jordan will be honored during ACG InterGrowth 2012 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas on April 26, 2012.

Mr. Jordan became an ACG member in New York in the 1970’s and was very influential in its growth into the organization that it is today. Mr. Jordan has spoken at ACG events at more than half of the ACG chapters in the U.S. and has been a regular keynote speaker at InterGrowth®, ACG’s annual conference for middle-market growth professionals.

Mr. Jordan has said that more than 75 percent of the more than 400 acquisitions and joint ventures TJC and its affiliates have completed, involved other members of ACG, such as intermediaries, investment bankers, lenders and lawyers, to name a few.

“The Lifetime Achievement award is given infrequently and only to those who have distinguished themselves in their professional lives, in community service and in service to ACG,” said Gary A. LaBranche, president & CEO, ACG. “Jay’s sustained commitment and support to ACG has helped make it the organization it is today.”

“Jay Jordan has not only invested his valuable time into ACG, but has encouraged and supported TJC staff to also contribute their time and energy to help ACG grow. The launch of ACG China and The Middle-Market Capital Leadership Forum were made possible because of Jay’s support,” said Michael A. Carr, partner at BAC Investments, LLC and current ACG chairman.

Mr. Jordan founded The Jordan Company, a leading global private investment firm whose principal activity is acquiring companies for the partnership account, in 1982. Since its formation, TJC has acquired approximately 100 platform companies and over 300 add on acquisitions with aggregate sales volume in excess of $15 billion. Today, the TJC portfolio numbers over twenty companies with approximately $5.5 billion in aggregate sales. TJC initiated and closed The Resolute Fund in 2002, which is a $1.5 billion private equity fund. In December 2007, TJC closed Resolute Fund II, a $3.6 billion private equity fund. TJC has approximately $6.0 billion of capital under management.

Prior to founding TJC, he spent nine years with Carl Marks & Co., Inc., where during that time the partnership amassed a portfolio of approximately twenty-five companies doing in excess of $2.5 billion in sales volume.

Mr. Jordan is active in a number of community/philanthropic activities. He has been a Trustee of the University of Notre Dame since February 1993, and currently serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Board, which oversees the $7.0 billion endowment. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and on the Board of Trustees of The Art Institute of Chicago and sits on the Investment Committee.

Mr. Jordan serves on over 40 public, private and philanthropic boards.

About Association for Corporate Growth
ACG’s 14,000 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Founded in 1954, ACG has grown into a global organization with 56 chapters. Learn more at http://www.acg.org. ACG drives middle market growth, learn how at http://www.middlemarketgrowth.org.

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