NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC ("JGUN"), a leading full-service broker-dealer, investment adviser, and investment bank focused on the emerging growth markets, continues to expand the offerings distribution of its affiliate, Buttonwood Group Advisors LLC ("Buttonwood”), with the addition of Dylan Graf as its Director of Sales.
Mr. Graf comes to Joseph Gunnar with on-point experience in pre-IPO private placements, having participated in over $100M of buy-side pre-IPO transactions as an investor relations professional at MarketX Ventures in Los Angeles. He is a New York University graduate with a degree in economics and speaks fluent Mandarin.
Joseph A. Alagna, Chairman and CEO of Joseph Gunnar & Co., and Co-Founder and Co-Manager of Buttonwood, said, "Dylan brings a diverse skill set to JGUN, and we look forward to expanding our footprint with his addition to our team.”
About Joseph Gunnar & Co.
Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC is a full-service boutique investment banking, securities and wealth management firm with main offices in New York. The Firm provides a full array of financial services including investment banking; private wealth management; global institutional equity, fixed-income and derivatives sales and trading, equity research, and advisory services, to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors, and high net-worth individuals. Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC’s affiliate Buttonwood fund also offers suitable individual and entity investors membership interests in pre-IPO venture investments. Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC is a registered broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and is a member of the following: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Securities Insurance Protection Corporation (SIPC); and NASDAQ Stock Market. To learn more about Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC, visit www.josephgunnar.com.
About Buttonwood Group Advisors LLC (“Buttonwood”)
Buttonwood offers investment advisory services to a group of private investment funds (the “Fund”) that provide individual and institutional investors access to fast-growing, globally disruptive, pre-IPO companies, as well as to opportunistic real estate transactions, for which it seeks a shorter period to liquidity than most traditional private equity funds.
Buttonwood’s investment structure allows investors to purchase membership interests with the opportunity to receive company shares post-IPO. Investment in each Fund series is specific to a single company at a specific valuation, rather than an investment in a blind pool or blended fund, which over time gives investors and their advisors the ability to build a custom portfolio of private equity.
Since its founding in 2011, Buttonwood has employed a follow-on investment strategy that begins with analyzing the portfolios of the top-performing VC managers who have consistently performed on a long-term basis.