Mergers & Acquisitions

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


Our Mergers & Acquisitions Team offers a full range of advisory services to help our clients develop and execute successful M&A strategies that are well aligned with their own strategic objectives.

  • Global middle market strategic advisory practice
  • Joint ventures/partnerships/minority equity investments
  • Divestitures
  • Takeover defenses
  • Spin-offs

Our seasoned team of professionals has a joint depth of market knowledge and expertise. Combined with Cowen’s specialized industry sector insights and exceptional execution capabilities, we provide high-touch, actionable ideas and work closely with each client through every stage of M&A activity, from early exploratory discussions to post-deal follow-up.




Latest Transactions

  • Cowen is pleased to announce that Worthington Industries, Inc. has partnered with Angeles Equity Partners to merge Worthington’s engineered cabs subsidiary with the newly acquired Crenlo Global to form Workhorse Cabs, LLC.
  • Cowen is pleased to announce that Gatekeeper Systems, Inc. has been acquired by Graham Partners.
  • Quarton, A Cowen Company advised Max Holder GmbH and its shareholders on the sale to the group of Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG.


Quarton, A Cowen Company - Europe

The Quarton team provides extensive industry knowledge and strategic insights to leading private equity firms, corporations and private business owners around the EU. Focusing on sell-side advisory to entrepreneur-owned, middle market businesses, we provide a holistic approach to optimizing transaction outcomes from start to finish.  We optimize outcomes for our clients through not only our own experiences as entrepreneurs that sold our own businesses, but also through a deep understanding of the issues, challenges and alternative strategies involved in each individual transaction.

Latest Transactions

  • Quarton, A Cowen Company advised Max Holder GmbH and its shareholders on the sale to the group of Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG.
  • Quarton, A Cowen Company advised the investment company Ardian on the acquisition financing for the purchase of Saal Digital, a leading manufacturer of high end photo products.
  • Quarton, A Cowen Company advises CMC Capital Management AG, a private Swiss investment company, on the sale of PS Markt GmbH, parent company of the Forstinger Group, to a group of private Austrian investors.