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Gordon Brothers Finance Company Appoints Jaffe to Lead UK, European Financing Platform

July 18, 2018, 07:32 AM

Gordon Brothers Finance Company is pleased to announce that it has appointed Peter Jaffe as Managing Director to lead its financing platform in the U.K. and Europe.

Gordon Brothers Finance Company is a commercial finance company focused on middle market lending worldwide. The Company originates asset-based loans across a wide spectrum of industries. Since its foundation in 2014 it has deployed approximately $700 million of financing for 40 companies across a range of industry sectors. Gordon Brothers Finance Company maintains an ongoing relationship with Gordon Brothers, which enhances Gordon Brothers Finance Company’s deep understanding of assets.

“We have financed a number of U.K. and European based middle market companies over the past several years and felt we needed to have a senior, well respected finance professional on the ground to ensure we are strategically well placed for this significant market opportunity,” stated Gene Martin, CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Company. “We are delighted to welcome Peter to the Gordon Brothers Finance Company family.”

Larry Klaff, Senior Managing Director of Gordon Brothers Finance Company, added, “I have covered the U.K. and European market for the past six years and strongly believe that middle market companies need more financing options and choices. By having Peter in London, we will be able to provide innovative solutions in a proactive manner.”

Jaffe brings significant experience to Gordon Brothers Finance Company’s European proposition as it seeks to add to its portfolio of assets from its London base. He has over 20 years’ experience across the European financing markets. From 1997 to 2013, Jaffe held various roles at JPMorgan across leverage finance and credit, including as a Managing Director and Head of the Restructuring Group. From 2013 to 2017, Jaffe was a founding partner of Grovepoint Credit, an alternative debt provider.   

“Banks and other capital providers have neglected the many middle market companies across Europe that need innovative capital solutions to grow and contribute towards the economy. Gordon Brothers Finance Company is ideally placed to provide these types of capital solutions to meet these requirements,” Jaffe stated. “I am looking forward to working with this market leading team to continue building their European presence.”   

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