Cowen expands investment banking team with two new additions

Cowen Group Inc has hired Todd Coleman and Kevin S. Manning as managing directors for its investment banking team. Previously, Coleman worked at Piper Jaffray while Manning was at BMO Capital Markets.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company”) today announced that Todd Coleman and Kevin S. Manning have joined Cowen and Company’s investment banking team as a Managing Directors. Mr. Coleman focuses on semiconductors, semiconductor equipment and general electronics and Mr. Manning focuses on diversified industrials. Mr. Coleman is based in New York, and Mr. Manning is based in Chicago.

“Todd and Kevin are highly skilled bankers whose relationships and transactional experience will further accelerate the successes of our technology and industrials practices,” said Kevin Raidy, Head of Investment Banking. “Todd has extensive experience in a wide array of sectors, such as technology, clean tech and industrial technology. Kevin has many years of experience advising a broad range of industrials clients and will expand our industrials and private equity client footprint in the Midwest. Their proven track record of accomplishments in financings and advisory assignments are an excellent complement to our platform.”

Cowen’s investment banking professionals bring tailored solutions and unbiased advice to corporate clients rather than leading with a product first approach. Cowen has demonstrated expertise with growth companies in debt and equity capital raising as well as merger and equity stakes, cross-border transactions, shareholder activist situations and takeover defenses. Cowen’s core sectors include: health care, TMT, information and technology services, consumer, industrials, energy and transportation.

Todd Coleman
Mr. Coleman is a Managing Director in Cowen’s TMT investment banking group. Mr. Coleman brings more than 20 years of investment banking experience and has advised on more than a 100 transactions in equity, debt and M&A advisory. Prior to joining Cowen, Mr. Coleman was with Piper Jaffray where he spent six years as a Managing Director in its clean tech and industrial technology investment banking groups. Previously, he was with Jefferies in the TMT and clean tech investment banking groups. Mr. Coleman was also a mergers & acquisitions banker focused on technology hardware at Robertson Stephens. Mr. Coleman received a BA in English from Bates College.

Kevin S. Manning, CPA
Mr. Manning is a Managing Director in Cowen’s Industrials investment banking group. Mr. Manning brings 15 years investment banking experience covering the industrials space. Most recently, Mr. Manning was with BMO Capital Markets as a Managing Director in the Industrials group. Before that, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities where he served in a similar capacity. Prior to that, he was with Banc of America Securities. Mr. Manning began his career at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Manning has a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

About Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management, investment banking, research, sales and trading and prime brokerage services through its two business segments: Ramius and its affiliates make up the Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company, a member of FINRA and SIPC, and its affiliates make up the Company’s broker-dealer segment. Ramius provides alternative asset management solutions to a global client base and manages a significant portion of Cowen’s proprietary capital. Cowen and Company and its affiliates offer industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research, a sales and trading platform for institutional investors and a comprehensive suite of prime brokerage services. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. For additional information, visit