Daily News: January 23, 2012

Cook M&A Appoints Benson VP, Business Development

Cook M&A Advisory Services, a provider in buy-side mergers and acquisitions advisory, announced the appointment of Jordan Benson as vice president, Business Development. Based in Cook M&A’s Chicago headquarters, Benson assists private equity clients in executing M&A investment strategies and advises middle-market business owners seeking private equity solutions.

Arnis Kins, president of Cook M&A, commented, “We finished 2011 strong, closing six transactions, and are optimistic we’ll see continued momentum in 2012. Jordan Benson brings strong credentials and shares our commitment to building long-lasting relationships, and he will be an integral part of our 2012 growth strategy.”

Benson has more than six years of experience identifying and securing innovative business opportunities for clients. Prior to joining Cook M&A, he served as the head of Stratford Advisory Group’s business development efforts. Benson holds a bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MBA in finance from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.

Cook M&A Advisory Services partners exclusively with private equity groups, streamlining their investment strategies to close targeted transactions quickly and efficiently.