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Cowen Expands Technology Investment Banking Team

Peter Gant Joins as Managing Director

Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”) (NASDAQ:COWN) today announced that Peter
has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Software
Investment Banking. Based in San Francisco, Mr. Gant reports to Chris
, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment

“We are delighted to have Peter lead our software group’s investment
banking effort,” said Kevin Raidy, Head of Investment Banking. “Peter
brings more than 20 years of experience in providing clients with
strategic and capital raising advice. His extensive industry knowledge
and proven execution capabilities will serve our clients well. We look
forward to his contributions to the investment banking team.”

Mr. Gant joins Cowen from Signal Hill Capital Group where he was a
Managing Director focused on the security, infrastructure and enterprise
application software sectors. Previously, Mr. Gant spent 14 years with
RBC Capital Markets in technology investment banking, most recently as
head of the software M&A team. Mr. Gant began his career as an engineer.
He received a B.S. and Masters in Engineering from Cornell University
and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

About Cowen Group, Inc.

Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together
with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset
management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services
through its two business segments: Ramius and its affiliates make up the
Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company and
its affiliates make up the Company’s broker-dealer segment. Ramius
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 and a
sales and trading platform for institutional investors. Founded in 1918,
the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices located in major
financial centers around the world.

Source: Cowen Group, Inc.

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