Aldwych names Cowan as energy practice co-head

Aldwych Capital Partners has hired Steven M. Cowan as co-head of the firm’s energy practice. Cowan’s work background includes serving in the energy investment banking groups of Jefferies, Deutsche Bank, Canaccord Genuity Inc and Clarksons Platou plc.


New York, NY – Aldwych Capital Partners, a special situations boutique investment bank, announced today that Steven M. Cowan has joined as Co-Head of the firm’s Energy Practice. Based in the firm’s Houston office, Mr. Cowan will lead Aldwych’s activities in Energy and will build upon the firm’s capital markets and advisory capabilities in the oil & gas sector.

“The recent negative oil price regime and continued downward pressure on the entire conventional energy value chain has presented Aldwych with a cyclical entry point for advisory and capital markets work surrounding the space,” says James Avery, a founding partner with Aldwych, “Steven’s long term experience as an investment banker, as well as an operating executive, will enhance our Houston team’s ability to advise clients and help guide them through a challenging landscape. We believe that Steven’s relationships and deep transaction experience will enhance our comprehensive problem solving capabilities and, in many cases, drive opportunistic growth for our energy clients”.

Mr. Cowan brings 20 years of experience in the natural resources and related sectors. He has executed capital markets and M&A transactions valued at more than $14 billion and has significant international transaction experience, having executed deals in Europe, Central and South America, and Norway. In addition, Mr. Cowan has significant expertise in originating, structuring, managing and executing structurally complex transactions. Mr. Cowan has worked previously in the energy investment banking groups of Jefferies, Deutsche Bank, Canaccord Genuity Inc., and Clarksons Platou plc, among others. Mr. Cowan holds a MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Aldwych Capital Partners
Aldwych is a special situations boutique investment bank focused on capital markets, M&A advisory, energy, power, agriculture, and infrastructure project financing in the domestic US, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.