Mergers & Acquisitions

Cowen has completed several hundred M&A and debt advisory projects in over 30 countries. We support our clients with strategic advice, an entrepreneurial approach, a vast industry network and global reach to achieve the best possible outcome in every case.

We take over the majority of the tasks in the transaction process for our clients, so they can continue to focus fully on their day-to-day business.

Our M&A services include:

  • Sell-side advisory to privately owned middle market businesses on the sale to strategic buyers or private equity investors (Management Buyout / Leveraged Buyout)
  • Sell-side advisory to private equity firms on the sale of their portfolio companies
  • Sell-side advisory to publicly traded or privately owned corporations on subsidiary divestitures
  • Buy-side advisory to middle market businesses and private equity firms
  • Strategic advisory arising from insolvency and/or bankruptcy proceedings

A SUCCESSFUL TRANSACTION REQUIRES AN ORGANIZED AND WELL-STRUCTURED PROCESS:

1. Understanding Your Objectives

We take the time to comprehensively understand our customers’ objectives and develop a tailored strategy from this. Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the industry, we can align our process strategy efficiently and effectively.

2. Valuation:

Thanks to our many years of experience, we can reliably value companies. This also applies to valuations of credit financing, bonds and shares.

3. Due-Diligence:

We conduct in-depth due diligence on companies in order to identify special challenges at an early stage and thus increase the likelihood of transaction success. In addition, we closely support our clients in the preparation and execution of due diligence reviews by investors.

4. Document Preparation

We prepare all documents necessary for communication with investors and successful execution of the transaction process.

5. Identifying buyers/sellers

Besides multiple resources and project-related, intensive research, our proprietary CRM and deal management system is our most important tool. It bundles more than 100 years of experience of our partners and employees as well as an extensive investor network.

6. Process Selection

We help determine the optimal transaction process to achieve the best possible value. This can be a freely negotiated acquisition/sale or a competitive auction process.

7. Negotiations:

Our team brings extensive and diverse experience to the negotiating table. Our expertise makes us adept at handling a wide range of complex issues throughout the negotiation process.

8. Closing:

Without professional guidance, a transaction can easily lose momentum between the letter of intent and the closing phase. Our team remains actively involved until the transaction has been completed to our clients’ satisfaction.


example: Succession Advisory to Entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur, you want to make sure your life’s work is in good, professional hands. This could be either family members or third-party managers. All types of succession strategies need to be well structured and consistently implemented, so it is often helpful to consider an outside perspective.

We analyze the situation and help you to implement the best solution possible for your company – here we incorporate the best interests of the stakeholders (property owners, management, employees, customers, deliverers, banks, investors, etc.) and work closely with the respective lawyers, tax advisors and auditors.

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M&A, Cowen

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Parker

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Sell-Side Mergers & Acquisitions, Cowen

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Health Care Mergers & Acquisitions, Cowen

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M&A, Cowen

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M&A, Cowen

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