Cowen Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Concept Capital Markets, LLC

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 1, 2015–
Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company”) today
announced that it completed its previously announced acquisition of
Concept Capital Markets, LLC (“Concept Capital”), a leading independent
provider of prime brokerage services. Financial terms of transaction
were not disclosed.

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 worldwide.

Source: Cowen Group, Inc.

For Cowen Group, Inc.
Stephen Lasota, 212-845-7919
or
MEDIA:
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Gagnier/Carissa Felger, 212-687-8080

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