Mark Jones Highlighted in Middle Market Growth Magazine's 2022 Business Development Report

Chattanooga, TN, May 3, 2022

River Associates is pleased to announce that Mark Jones, Partner, was highlighted in Middle Market Growth Magazine’s 2022 Business Development Report list of “Private Equity Business Development Professionals to Watch.”   The list was compiled by Middle Market Growth editors based on nominations from the ACG dealmaking community who were asked to put forward PE professionals focused on business development who are active in the market, well-respected by deal partners and peers, and who have achieved success in their roles.

The 2022 report notes, as an early adopter of the business development-focused model of private equity, Jones has been instrumental in developing River Associates’ network of investment bankers and intermediary relationships throughout the country and helping to build the firm’s sterling reputation in the lower middle market. Jones’ approach to the business development role prioritizes responsiveness, candor, collaboration and honesty. Intermediaries prize his exceptional ability to communicate clearly and effectively about which deals work for River Associates and which don’t, so that bankers come right to him when they have an opportunity that might be a fit. For Jones, manners are paramount and responsiveness is non-negotiable: He never ignores a teaser or misses an IOI date.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Middle Market Growth magazine and nominated by my fellow ACG colleagues,” said Mark Jones.  “I feel incredibly fortunate to have developed so many quality relationships in the dealmaking community over my 27 years with River, and I look forward to continue building upon existing relationships and developing new ones over the years to come.”

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