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Rob Viola

Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets

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Rob Viola is a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Group, based in New York. He has more than 11 years of investment banking and equity capital markets experience at Cowen.

Mr. Viola is focused on providing capital solutions for public and private companies in the technology, industrials, energy and sustainability sectors and has executed more than 150 bookrun transactions at Cowen spanning IPOs, follow-ons, PIPEs, structured equity placements and convertibles. In addition to advising corporate client management teams and boards on capital raising solutions, he manages relationships with a wide group of equity and equity-linked investors globally.

Mr. Viola also has extensive experience originating and executing transactions related to Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (or “SPACs”). In this capacity, he focuses on underwriting new SPAC listings and providing SPAC sponsors and target companies with advisory services in connection with SPAC mergers.

Mr. Viola holds a BA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, with concentrations in finance and accounting.  

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