Cogent Expands with New San Francisco Office

Private equity-focused investment bank Cogent Partners has opened an office in San Francisco to expand relationships with clients in the Western United States and Canada. Andy Nick, a director, has relocated from Dallas to San Francisco to lead this effort.

PRESS RELEASE

Cogent Partners, a private equity-focused investment bank,
announced today that it has opened an office in San Francisco to expand relationships with clients in
the Western United States and Canada. Andy Nick, a Director, has relocated from Dallas to San
Francisco to lead this effort.
“We are fortunate to know and work with many institutions located on the West Coast and believe that
having a permanent presence there will allow Cogent to better serve our clients and expand our
relationships in the region,” said Stephen Sloan, Managing Partner of Cogent. “After five years of
serving Cogent’s clients globally from our Dallas office, I’m excited about relocating to San Francisco
to spend more time working with limited partners throughout the Western US and Canada,” said Nick.
“Additionally, we look forward to working closely with the GP community in the region to help generate
liquidity from existing portfolios through the growing secondary direct market.”
Since joining Cogent Partners in 2008, Mr. Nick has advised a number of the world’s leading
institutional investors on strategic secondary sales of private equity fund interests. Additionally, he has
worked with general partners to implement innovative solutions to recapitalize and restructure existing
private equity funds in order to generate liquidity for limited partners. Mr. Nick joined Cogent from
Citigroup, where he worked in the Investment Banking Division. He holds a BBA in finance and
entrepreneurship from Baylor University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Cogent Partners
Cogent Partners is a leading private equity-focused investment bank that specializes in secondary
market transactions and private equity research for institutional investors. Recognized globally as the
leader in private sell-side advisory services, Cogent Partners has earned a reputation for successfully
initiating, marketing, negotiating, structuring and closing the sale of private equity assets. Since
inception the company has advised on approximately $70 billion in private equity commitments. The
firm’s research group offers a range of private equity monitoring, due diligence and valuation services.
Cogent Partners is headquartered in Dallas, with additional offices in New York, San Francisco,
London and Shanghai.

Contacts
Stephen Sloan
Managing Partner
ssloan@cogent-partners.com
Andy Nick
Director
1 Market Street
Spear Tower, 36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
anick@cogent-partners.com
415-293-8044