Investment Banking

We harvest the deep expertise of our senior bankers and product specialists to deliver corporate clients impactful strategic advice and flawlessly executed equity and debt financings aimed at helping them outperform.

Cowen is focused on key sectors of the US economy.  Our corporate clients are having a profound impact on the global economy, and we are proud to lead manage their capital raising efforts and advise them on company-defining M&A transactions.

We help our clients achieve their goals by consistently delivering for them.  We bring clients the best of our professionals’ collective experience, providing holistic capital markets and strategic advice, thought leadership and connectivity to our industry relationships.

Advisory Services

Balance Sheet Advisory

Our balance sheet advisory professionals advise stressed and distressed companies with respect to managing liquidity, understanding working capital alternatives and projections and considering capital structure alternatives.  Our team is highly experienced in both Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.

When acting for individual creditors or committees (official and ad hoc), the balance sheet advisory team is focused on maximizing recoveries for its clients.  Understanding the valuation of a distressed company – both assets and enterprise value – allows us to help constituencies develop negotiating positions and potential restructuring alternatives.

Cowen’s advisory professionals deliver impactful advice and tailored solutions that address our clients’ challenges and opportunities.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our M&A professionals have demonstrated expertise in sales and divestitures, strategic partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, fairness opinions / valuations, cross border transactions, takeover defense and shareholder activist situations.  We are equally active with private and public companies in key sectors of the US economy.

We leverage our expertise in capital markets to bring clients a tailored solution that facilitates its company-defining M&A transaction.

Latest Transactions

  • II-VI is a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components. II-VI is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets.
  • Priority is one of the fastest growing payments companies in the U.S. The Company was founded with a mission to build a merchant inspired payments platform that would advance the goals of its SMB and enterprise business partners.



Michael Wildish
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
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Equity Capital Markets

Our equity capital markets team is experienced in the successful execution of all types of private and public equity offerings including:

  • IPO
  • Follow-on
  • Confidentially Marketed Public Offering (CMPO)
  • Registered Direct (RD)
  • PIPE
  • Private Placement
  • At-the-Market Offering (ATM)
  • Convertible Bond
  • Other hybrid solutions


Our team has outstanding institutional relationships and proven experience in efficiently managing and positioning stories with the investment community.  We are in daily communication with institutional investors worldwide, providing us with a live pulse on the market.

Our leading equities market share within key sectors of the US economy enables us to have a deep perspective on core investment themes.  In other words, we know what it takes to help our clients achieve their goals.

Latest Transactions

  • Invitae's mission is to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medical practice. The Company's goal is to aggregate most of the world's hereditary genetic tests into a single service.
  • Heron is a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing best-in-class treatments for unmet patient needs.
  • La Jolla Pharmaceutical is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies intended to improve outcomes in patients suffering from life-threatening diseases.



Grant Miller
Head of Equity Capital Markets
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Debt Capital Markets

Our debt capital markets team is experienced in every type of debt including:

  • Revolver
  • ABL facilities
  • Secured loan
  • Unsecured debt
  • Mezzanine debt
  • High yield debt
  • Other customized debt solutions


We operate primarily in the private markets and our transactions span the entire capital structure.

Cowen specializes in “solutions financing”, where a customized product is required to address a unique need (e.g. corporate structure issues, dividend recap desires, atypical collateral for a bond, non-call period to support investment horizon, etc.).

Latest Transactions

  • EOC Group is a leader in the automotive service industry, operates automotive service centers providing total car care solutions to customers across 15 states.
  • Par Pacific is a growth-oriented company that owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses
  • Varsity Brands is a leading provider of sports, cheerleading, and achievement-related products



Craig E. Zaph
Head of Debt Capital Markets
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The accomplishments of our investment banking team are possible because of the range of our professionals’ experience and the depth of our client relationships. Our senior professionals have decades of experience on Wall Street at bulge and growth-focused firms.