Cowen and Intrepid Partners Announce Exclusive Strategic Alliance to Provide Capital Markets Advisory and Execution Services to the North American Energy Sector 

Full Range of Capital Markets Advisory and Execution Services

NEW YORK & HOUSTON – November 5, 2018 – Cowen and Company, the investment banking division of Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (collectively, “Cowen”), and Intrepid Partners, LLC (“Intrepid”), the advisory business of the energy-focused merchant bank Intrepid Financial Partners, LLC, today announced a strategic alliance to jointly provide comprehensive capital markets advisory and execution services to oil and gas companies and investors in the United States of America and Canada. The exclusive relationship creates a center of excellence in energy capital markets, bringing together Cowen’s high-quality research, sales and trading, capital markets and advisory services with Intrepid’s leading strategic advisory capabilities and deep relationships in the North American energy sector.

“We’re very excited about the opportunity to join forces with Intrepid to meet the financing and capital market needs of Intrepid’s impressive network of corporate and private market investor relationships throughout the US and Canada,” said Larry Wieseneck, Co-President of Cowen and Company. “This alliance significantly leverages Cowen’s world-class markets, research and investment banking platforms and further scales our ability to help clients outperform. We could not be more thrilled to partner with Intrepid founders Skip McGee and Chris Winchenbaugh, and the entire Intrepid organization.”

Under the alliance, Intrepid will leverage the expertise of Cowen’s capital markets, sales and trading, research, and investment banking professionals to provide its clients with best-in-class execution of public and private debt, equity and hybrid financings in addition to strategic insights into the capital markets. The alliance builds on the success of Intrepid’s advisory business and allows Intrepid to expand meaningfully into additional capital markets products and services.

Skip McGee, co-founder and CEO of Intrepid Financial Partners, continued, “This strategic alliance is an important milestone in Intrepid’s growth. From the beginning, Intrepid has been focused on providing our clients with a full range of the highest quality advisory services. With its demonstrated expertise in capital markets and deep understanding of our sector, Cowen is an ideal partner, enabling us to offer even more value to our network of energy clients and relationships.  Chris and I have a long relationship with Larry and look forward to partnering with him again, along with the entire team at Cowen.”

Jeffrey M. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Cowen, concluded, “Today’s announcement further expands the breadth and depth of Cowen’s core strengths.  Not only are we combining Cowen’s unique content and knowledge with Intrepid’s exceptional team of advisors, but we are doing so with partners who share our culture and perspective on the World.”

About Cowen Inc.

Cowen Inc. (“Cowen” or the “Company”) is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division.  The Company’s broker dealer division offers investment banking services, equity and credit research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing and commission management services.  Cowen’s investment management segment offers actively managed alternative investment products.  Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to our clients in order to help them outperform.  Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. Learn more at Cowen.com.

 About Intrepid Financial Partners, LLC

Intrepid Financial Partners is a merchant bank with Advisory and Investing platforms. It works with companies and investors in the energy sector to provide merger & acquisition and restructuring advice and makes principal equity and debt investments. The firm leverages the deep industry knowledge, relationships and capital-raising expertise of its principals on behalf of its clients and investors. Intrepid invests its own capital alongside its clients. Intrepid Partners, its advisory business, provides a full suite of advisory services including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and capital raising. Since its founding, Intrepid Partners has advised on over $70 billion of announced transactions. Intrepid has offices in Houston and New York. For more information on Intrepid, please visit www.intrepidfp.com.

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Intrepid Financial Partners
Neil Chen
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