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Vice President/Director - Investment Banking, M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions

Minnetonka, MN (Minneapolis)

Cowen’s Minneapolis-based M&A team is seeking a Vice President or Director. The successful candidate will play a vital role in all aspects of sourcing and executing M&A transactions and maintaining strategic dialog with clients.  The candidate will be responsible for managing and executing a range of transactions with a focus on running sell-side M&A processes. He or she will also play a critical role in developing junior professionals.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing deal execution and project management throughout the transaction
  • Preparing presentation materials and participating in and leading M&A marketing meetings with key clients
  • Overseeing and directing detailed valuation analyses, including DCF, trading comparables, transaction precedents and LBO modeling
  • Resolving complex financial, accounting, tax and structuring issues
  • Interacting with senior Cowen team members and client management teams on a daily basis to execute transactions and discuss strategic alternatives
  • Providing leadership, mentorship and supervision to Associates and Analysts


Candidates must have a strong interest in investment banking underpinned by solid quantitative and analytical skills.  He or she should be able to think creatively about a range of strategic issues confronting the firm’s clients and have an exceptional grasp on accounting, valuation, finance, and business strategy.  Specific qualifications include:

  • Significant M&A transaction experience
  • High levels of ethics, integrity and judgment
  • Ability to comfortably interact with senior clients in a professional setting
  • Strong intellectual curiosity
  • Comfort in and commitment to a teamwork environment
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and proactive
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills