Transactions


$115 million Deal Value

has been acquired by

has been acquired by

Financial advisor to Quarton

Financial advisor to Quarton

January 2019

Freeman & Co. Acted as Financial Advisor to Quarton
Date
January 2019
Industry
Broker-Dealer
Transaction
Sell-Side M&A
Deal Value
$115,000,000

Cowen has agreed to acquire Quarton International, a leading global financial advisory company serving the middle market

Quarton is the result of a 2015 merger of European-based Blue Corporate Finance (founded 2001) and Detroit-based Quarton Partners (founded 2010), with a team of 70 professionals across ten offices in Europe & the US.

Quarton offers international expertise, extensive financial sponsor relationships and unique domain knowledge, especially in the industrial and technology verticals.

Cowen is a diversified financial services firm operating through two business segments: a full-service broker dealer and an investment manager offering actively managed alternative investment products.

Total consideration for the transaction is $115mm consisting of $75mm in upfront payments and $40mm in a performance-based earnout. Cowen has also established a retention bonus pool for Quarton employees.