Investment Banking

Cowen is a full-service independent investment bank with a broad suite of world-class advisory and capital raising capabilities for companies across the United States and Europe.

Capital Markets

Our Capital Markets team provides expertise for hundreds of issuers seeking to finance growth and acquisitions, seek return of capital, or reduce borrowing costs through a solutions-oriented approach across our suite of product offerings.

Equity Capital Markets

Our Equity Capital Markets team of experienced professionals executes transactions by connecting issuers with a network of high-quality investors through a fully integrated origination and syndication function. Our offerings span across the complete life cycle of the Company including Private Crossovers, IPOs, SPACs, Follow-Ons, PIPEs, At-the-Market Offerings (ATMs) and Convertible Debt.

Private Capital Solutions

The Private Capital Solutions (PCS) team offers a product agnostic, solutions-based approach to helping our clients with their capital raising and balance sheet requirements. The PCS team closely aligns with Cowen’s industry coverage partners to optimally position our clients and leverage long-standing relationships with a wide spectrum of investors to provide quick feedback on a variety of alternatives. Our breadth and depth of product knowledge creates tailored solutions for issuers and investors alike – we match clients with the best transaction partners for their ongoing capital needs.

Our product and service offerings include:

  • Equity Private Placements
  • Senior Credit Facilities
  • Unitranche Loans
  • Second Lien and Mezzanine Loans
  • Acquisition and Staple Financing
  • European Debt Advisory
  • Intellectual Property-backed Loans
  • Hybrid Financing
  • Venture Capital

Debt Capital Markets

The Debt Capital Markets team offers a complete range of services to assist our clients in using leverage to grow, make acquisitions, and enhance shareholder value. We provide our clients with disciplined advice in managing their communication with the market prior to, during, and after their debt offering. Our team has extensive expertise, skills and experience, using a comprehensive and focused approach to client solutions.

Our product and service offerings include:

  • Investment-Grade Bonds
  • Senior Credit Facilities
  • Second Lien loans and Notes
  • High Yield Notes
  • Acquisition and Staple Financing
  • Structured Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Asset-Based Securities
  • Liability Management


Our Advisory Services teams guide both publicly traded and privately held companies, along with their owners, through their most critical strategic opportunities and challenges. As experts in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic restructurings, our objective is to deliver world class advice and flawless execution whether we are representing a strategic acquirer or seller.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Leveraging unparalleled sector expertise, broad geographic reach and experienced, senior bankers, Cowen is ideally suited to help clients meet their strategic objectives.  Our Mergers & Acquisitions teams have successfully advised public, private and family-owned companies in an extensive variety of transactions.

Special Situations & Restructuring

Our Special Situations & Restructuring team specializes in advising companies and creditors facing unique situations including liquidity shortages, litigation, defaults, Chapter 11 proceedings, and other business disruptions. Our team can assess a range of strategic alternatives and offer bespoke solutions including capital raises, in- and out-of-court restructurings and general strategic advisory.

Get in touch to learn more, including how we partner with Cowen’s Special Situations Markets team. 

European M&A

Our European advisory business is focused on middle-market companies throughout the EU, advising on M&A and private capital raising for both debt and equity. Led by a team of entrepreneurs, they provide tailor-made support to clients as they guide them through the entire process, delivering strategic advice, thought leadership, entrepreneurialism and a vast industry network with global reach.

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TriArtisan Capital Advisors LLC

TriArtisan invests and manages private equity capital provided by a broad roster of institutions including sovereign wealth funds, alternative asset managers, and family offices.

Learn more about TriArtisan Capital Advisors LLC.

Strategic Capital

Cowen’s Strategic Capital team coordinates coverage of private equity firms, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, venture capital firms and other financial sponsors to match private capital investors with appropriate investment opportunities. Our industry-based dialogue allows us to provide creative idea generation and world-class execution.

Investment Banking Team

Our seasoned professionals have decades of experience at bulge and growth-focused firms that drives their ability to identify differentiated opportunities for our client partners.

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Recent Transactions

Jan 2022
$418.6 Million

Initial Public Offering


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Dec 2021
$1.38 Billion

Initial Public Offering


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Dec 2021
$295.7 Million

Follow-on Offering


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Conferences & Events

New York, NY

Feb 07, 2019

40th Annual Aerospace, Defense & Industrials Conference

Boston, MA

Mar 13, 2019

39th Annual Health Care Conference

Toronto, ON

May 22, 2019

Toronto Cannabis Summit

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