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November 28, 2015 6:21 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Cowen and Company, LLC

Company Overview

Cowen and Company, LLC is an investment banking firm that provides financial advisory services to healthcare, technology, telecommunications, media and entertainment, aerospace, and defense sectors. The firm offers mergers and acquisitions advisory, capital raising, Initial Public Offerings, and private placements services. Additionally, it provides equity research and brokerage services. The firm’s clientele includes Pfizer, Schering-Plough, First Data Corporation, Wipro Limited, Keane, Accenture, Infosys Technologies Limited, Oracle, Microsoft, McAfee, Inc., Adobe Systems, Tommy Hilfiger, and AT&T Corp. Cowen and Company, LLC was formerly known as Cowen & Co., LLC. The company is based in ...

599 Lexington Avenue

20th Floor

New York, NY 10022

United States





Key Executives for Cowen and Company, LLC

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 49
Chairman of Cowen Group and Chief Executive Officer of Cowen Group
Age: 68
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking
Managing Director and Head of Consumer Investment Banking
Managing Director and Head of Leveraged Finance
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Cowen and Company, LLC Key Developments

Cowen and Company Announces Executive Changes

Cowen Group Inc. announced several senior hires at Cowen and Company. Michael Wildish, who is based in New York, has joined the firm as Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions. Iain Franksjoined as Managing Director and Head of Convertible and Equity-Linked Products, and Eric Grantjoined as Managing Director and Senior Trader, Convertible and Equity-Linked Products. Mssrs. Franks and Grant are based in San Francisco. Mr. Wildish has more than 30 years of experience that includes strategic advice, financial restructuring, investment banking and public accounting. Most recently, he was a Managing Partner at Corporate Partners. Prior to joining Cowen, Mr. Franks was with JMP Securities where he was a Managing Director in the Convertible and Private Capital Markets group. Previously, he was an Executive Director with Oppenheimer’s Convertible and Equity Capital Markets group. Mr. Grantjoins Cowen from JMP Securities where he was a Director, Senior Convertible Trader and Salesperson. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President, Head of Convertible Bond Trading and Senior Salesperson at Sterne, Agee & Leach.

Cowen and Company Appoints Chris Shibutani to the Company’s Equity Research Department as Managing Director

Cowen Group Inc. announced that Chris Shibutani, MD has joined Cowen and Company’s equity research department as a Managing Director to cover biotechnology stocks. Dr. Shibutani is based in Boston and reports to Robert Fagin, Cowen’s Director of Research.

Cowen and Company Announces Management Appointments

Cowen Group Inc. announced the formation of the Special Situations Group at Cowen and Company. Lorie Beers, who joins the firm as Managing Director and Head of Special Situations, will be supported by a talented team that includes Jeff Knopping, who has been with Cowen since 2014 as Managing Director, and Randy Lederman who joins the firm as Director. The group will be based in New York and report to Kevin Raidy, Head of Investment Banking. Beers has 28 years of professional experience that encompasses the full spectrum of restructuring. Most recently, she was Managing Director and Head of Restructuring at Storm Harbour Securities and served in a senior level capacity at firms such as Variant Capital Advisors, Seabury Group, KPMG Corporate Finance and Gordian. Prior to joining Cowen’s investment banking group in 2014, Mr. Knopping was Managing Director at KCAP Financial where he led the origination and capital markets team. Lederman joins Cowen with 14 years of experience. Most recently he was with StormHarbour Securities as a Director in the energy capital markets group. Prior to that, he was with Global Hunter Securities as a Vice President in the high yield/restructuring group.

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