NEW YORK, NY — June 22, 2017 — Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company”) today announced that David M.V. Barnes has joined Cowen’s Investment Banking Team as a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsor Coverage Group. Mr. Barnes is based in Cowen’s San Francisco office and is responsible for developing and maintaining long-term relationships with middle market and mid-cap private equity firms. Mr. Barnes comes to Cowen with a deep understanding of the private equity community and vast industry-specific knowledge that will further enhance Cowen’s comprehensive debt, equity capital market and mergers and acquisitions expertise.
“I am thrilled that David has joined Cowen’s Sponsor Coverage team as his impressive background and investment banking experience will complement Cowen’s client-centric vision,” said Kevin Raidy, Head of Investment Banking. “David also has a wealth of knowledge in the financial sponsor sector and he is uniquely qualified to offer thoughtful and strategic advice to Cowen’s private equity clients.”
Prior to joining Cowen, Mr. Barnes was a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey, where he was the architect and co-founder of the Financial Sponsor and Hedge Fund Coverage groups. Mr. Barnes has over 25 years of investment banking experience, which includes Vice President in charge of Mergers & Acquisitions at Protection One, Senior Manager at Coopers & Lybrand Securities, as well as principal investing experience associate at Brentwood Associates and Hancock Park Associates. Mr. Barnes began his finance career with Morgan Stanley. Mr. Barnes graduated with honors from Harvard with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology and received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from UCLA.
Cowen’s investment banking professionals bring tailored solutions and unbiased advice to corporate clients rather than leading with a product first approach. Cowen has demonstrated expertise with growth companies in debt and equity capital raising as well as merger and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, shareholder activist situations and takeover defenses. Cowen’s core sectors include: health care, TMT, information and technology services, consumer, industrials, energy and transportation.
About Cowen Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management, investment banking, research, sales and trading and prime brokerage services through its two business segments: Cowen Investment Management and its affiliates make up the Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company, a member of FINRA and SIPC, and its affiliates make up the Company’s broker-dealer segment. Cowen Investment Management provides alternative asset management solutions to a global client base and manages a significant portion of Cowen’s proprietary capital. Cowen and Company and its affiliates offer industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research, a sales and trading platform for institutional investors and a comprehensive suite of prime brokerage services. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. For additional information, visit www.cowen.com.