Gordon Brothers Finance Company hired Peter Jaffe as managing director to lead its financing platform in the UK and Europe.

“We have financed a number of UK 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.

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 more than 20 years’ experience across the European financing markets. From 1997 to 2013, he 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 said.

Gordon Brothers Finance Company focuses on middle market lending worldwide. The company originates asset-based loans across a wide spectrum of industries. Gordon Brothers Finance Company maintains an ongoing relationship with Gordon Brothers, which enhances Gordon Brothers Finance Company’s deep understanding of assets.