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Quarton, A Cowen Company

Quarton, a Cowen Company (“Quarton”), is the middle-market European advisory business of Cowen Inc. (“Cowen”). Cowen, headquartered in New York, is a global financial services firm that provides client solutions across investment banking, markets, research and investment management. Cowen employs nearly 1,400 professionals worldwide at 22 offices throughout the US, Europe, and Asia.

Quarton is focused on middle-market companies throughout the EU and advises on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private capital raising for both debt and equity. Their client base includes entrepreneurs, private equity firms, listed companies and privately held companies across a variety of sectors, including TMT, Industrials, Consumer, Health Care, Business Services and Energy. In 2018, Cowen Investment Banking and Quarton International, together executed over 200 banking transactions for clients globally. Quarton delivers strategic advice, thought leadership, entrepreneurialism, a vast industry network and the global reach of Cowen to clients in order to help them outperform.

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We focus on providing support for the sale, financing and purchase of companies. With our individual consulting approach, we accompany our clients throughout the entire process: from the preparation of a financial plan to approaching potential investors and drafting contracts.

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Many of our partners have established, led, and successfully sold companies in our focus sectors: Industrials, TMT, Health Care, Consumer, Business Services and Energy. This gives us special expertise, in-depth sector knowledge and the possibility of an individual approach to our projects.

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The principals of Quarton have successfully closed hundreds of transactions within their focus sectors worldwide. With extensive operational experience, the team uses a personal approach and manages their projects throughout the entire transaction process.

Recent Transactions

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Recent News

Quarton, A Cowen Company advises Sebastian und Stefan Hipp on the purchase of Barnhouse Naturprodukte GmbH

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5 tips for the successful sale, by Tobias Seige (LinkedIn article by Christian Futterlieb, VR Equitypartner GmbH)

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Quarton, A Cowen Company advises Max Holder GmbH on its sale to Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG

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Customer Statements

With this transaction, BlueCF has once again proven its ability to successfully execute a very complex acquisition. BlueCF does not only have the necessary technical skills but also critical soft skills, such as the ability to deal with sensitive issues in a responsible manner at the right time, which is crucial to the success of a transaction. We are looking forward to continuing our consolidation process in information security together with BlueCF.
Heiner Luntz
CFO NTT Com Security AG
We are proud to be a trusted supplier in the market. For almost 30 years, we have focused our efforts on continually growing a better business for customers and employees. With Incline as our partner, we will be able to leverage their experience to assess new avenues for growth, particularly in acquisitions and new product additions.
Pete Eardly
Founder and CEO of Charter Industries Extrusions, Inc.
Wir sind beeindruckt von Casekings stetigem Wachstum und der Fähigkeit, die Bedürfnisse von anspruchsvollen PC-Gamern zu verstehen. Das Unternehmen hat eine führende Position in Europa aufgebaut und konzentriert sich auf Kunden in den Bereichen hochwertige Computer-Hardware und Peripheriegeräte. Caseking ist in einer ausgezeichneten Position, um auf diesem soliden Fundament weiter zu wachsen und die angesehenste Marke in der PC-Gaming-Community zu werden. Wir freuen uns, Caseking in dieser nächsten Entwicklungsphase zu unterstützen. Die langjährige Erfahrung von Quarton in der Zusammenarbeit mit Caseking und seinen Gründern sowie die tiefen Marktkenntnisse hatten einen großen Anteil am erfolgreichen Abschluss der Transaktion.
Matthias Wilcken
Partner von Gilde
We are very excited to partner with SafetyServe and its management team to enhance our safety offering and carry the safety message through formal training. We take pride in our safety record, including our exceptionally low DOT reportable accident rate, and SafetyServe and their long-standing partnership with the National Safety Council is a great addition to the TransForce family.
David Broome
CEO and President of Transforce
We are excited to join the TransForce family. In particular, we believe that TransForce's scale and reputation will enable even broader awareness and adoption of our safety courses.
Wade Mezey
CEO of SafetyServe
CMS has distinguished itself as a clear leader in the MAT field, and Nick and the CMS team have done a tremendous job laying the groundwork over the last several years to support continued growth.
Matt Blevins
Partner of Clearview Capital
Our team is thrilled to partner with Clearview Capital to further accelerate our growth trajectory and we are incredibly grateful to have had Mark Horvick and his team to help navigate us towards the best investment partner. Clearview has established a successful track record in healthcare services, while maintaining a strict commitment to providing first-class patient care, which perfectly aligns with our company's mission and core values. We look forward to investing in our infrastructure, technology, people and communities to continue our goal of expanding treatment access to as many individuals and families as possible.
Nick Stavros
CEO of Community Medical Services, LLC
Quarton performed superbly throughout the entire process and drove the transaction to a successful close. We were deeply impressed by the quality of the marketing materials and the energetic outreach to a broad community of potential buyers. In addition, the Quarton team developed professional, respectful and results-driven relationships with the Waples management team early on and sustained them through the close. Most importantly, the Quarton team managed the sale process highly effectively from the Letter of Intent stage until the transaction closed. You proactively identified potential hurdles and engaged Southlake Equity, the management team, and the buyer to resolve those issues, always keeping the process on track. I look forward to a long relationship with Quarton. Thank you again for doing such an excellent job.
Thomas C. Keene
Managing Partner, Southlake Equity Group | Former Chairman of the Board, Waples Manufacturing
I would like to thank the Quarton transatlantic team for their excellent service, which was instrumental to make this complex transaction happen. Without their knowledge and relationships our transaction would never have happened.
Jonathan Harris
CEO of Medike Inc.
Thanks to the competent and trustworthy advice of Quarton International, we have found the perfect partner in HQIB. Together, we aim to successfully enhance our core business with focus on the public sector as well as municipal utilities, energy suppliers, and professional associations.
Steffen Scholz
Founder of procilon GROUP
Given the increasing number of cyber attacks on sensitive digital data, topics such as information security and data protection have become more relevant than ever. As a leading full-service provider in Germany, procilon is exceptionally well positioned to benefit from this trend. The current harmonization of the European regulation unlocks further interesting growth potential.
Gregor H. May
Managing Partner of Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen
Developing a flexible financing structure from a supportive lending partner was a key piece to our acquisition strategy for the Company and will provide significant dry powder needed to support our near-term growth opportunities. Given a tight timeline to raise capital in support of the transaction, Quarton ran an efficient process quickly approaching a highly qualified group of interested lenders which resulted in an optimal financing outcome for the Company.
John Higgins
Senior Partner bei Huron Capital
We thank BlueCF for the comprehensive and very professional advice under challenging, highly complex conditions. We would like to thank the whole project team for this extraordinarily good result for our company.
Erwin Linnenbach
Managing Partner, EVENT PARK GmbH & Co.KG
We were very excited to partner with Huron Capital and IQ to structure and place an important financing solution on behalf of the Company. This transaction is a prime example of how our thoughtful approach to a wide array of debt capital providers and fully-outsourced placement process yield highly effective results for our clients.
Ryan Deegan
Partner and Head of Quarton’s North American Debt Advisory Group
This financing transaction represented an important milestone for the Company and will provide significant working capital liquidity needed to support our promising near-term growth opportunities. We were extremely pleased with the optimal outcome and strong level of execution that Quarton delivered via its debt capital raising process.
Mike Beauregard
Senior Partner at Huron Capital
We are excited to join the Dejana family. In particular, we believe that Dejana’s scale, reputation and cross-selling opportunities will enable Spartan to accelerate growth under the Dejana platform.
Kevin Westlake and Dan Fitzgerald
Principals of Spartan
"I would like to thank the partners of Blue Corporate Finance AG for their trustworthy and close cooperation. Thanks to the excellent work of the entire Blue Corporate Finance team, we found in Aheim Capital a lead investor that perfectly matches our company culture and that will further expand the position of the company as one of the leading digital document management-providers in Germany."
Wolfgang Schulz
Managing Director of PDV-Systeme GmbH
I am pleased to have found, with the help of BlueCF, an investor that shares the strategic orientation of my company. Together with Co-Investor, we will consolidate and further expand the position of nextbike as one of the world’s leading suppliers and operators of bike sharing systems.
Ralf Kalupner
CEO of nextbike GmbH
We would like to thank BlueCF for its comprehensive advice and professional services during the sale process. We are very happy with the outcome of the transaction and look forward to working with Leesys as a manufacturing partner going forward.
Ray C.A. Leclercq
Chief Financial Officer Unify Group
BlueCF showed a clear understanding of all transaction issues and were highly committed to the interests of the Unify Group as well to those of Leesys. We see strong opportunities for Leesys to benefit from the new shareholders and good prospects to develop Leesys to the leading EMS-provider in Germany.
Jörg Friedrich
Geschäftsführer Leesys
Quarton International advised us during the entire process, from the preparation of the documents, the approach of potential partners up to the successful transaction. We would like to thank the Quarton team for their reliable and first-class support.
Andreas Posmeck
Managing Director
After Quarton had already successfully organized the sale of my former company Medical Intelligence GmbH to Elekta AB, it was clear for me to trust Quarton's outstanding medical technology know-how and excellent service in this transaction as well. Despite our already high expectations, Quarton exceeded them in every respect, and through their competence and commitment made the transaction an extraordinary success.
Christian Hieronimi
Founder and CEO of humediQ
From front to end, the partners of Blue Corporate Finance were always there for us during the entire process, if necessary around the clock. They excelled the transaction with extensive market know-how, a strong professional network in the medtech sector and convincing psychological negotiating skills.
Jorge Garcia-Forgas und Armando Salito
Founders and shareholders, Alhenia AG
Wir sind stolz darauf, dass wir Quarton mit der wichtigsten beruflichen Entscheidung betraut haben, die wir je treffen werden. Sie haben unsere Vision für die Zukunft wirklich verstanden und eine erstklassige Lösung geliefert, die unsere Erwartungen übertraf. Wir könnten nicht besser über ihre Integrität und ihr Engagement in unserem Namen sprechen.
Jeremy Rincon and Robby Whites
Mitbegründer, Clarus Glassboards
I would like to thank Quarton for the excellent cooperation, which has always been characterized by mutual trust. Quarton has a very good knowledge of the live entertainment market, which was very helpful for the process. As an extended arm of our finance department, Quarton has been able to provide us with excellent support in the ultimately successful process and compensate for resource gaps.
Maik Klokow
CEO der Mehr! Entertainment Gruppe
We have had many interesting discussions with a broad set of high profile investors. Given EQT Mid Market’s growth focused approach and strong Industrial Network, we are convinced that we have chosen the best partner for kfzteile24 and our employees. We look forward to working together with EQT Mid Market to further develop kfzteile24. The last few weeks have been very exciting and we now look forward to working together with EQT Mid Market as a strong partner for future growth. With our financial advisor Blue Corporate Finance, and in particular Mr. Grüninger and Mr. Schlüter, we have always felt in safe hands and would like to thank them for their great work and effort.
Torsten Hainke and Matthias Kieper
Founder of kfzteile24
The outstanding employees and the excellent customer base of BDG, especially regarding major corporations in Western Germany, makes this acquisition a great addition that will help us to further expand our market leadership in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). BlueCF has been more than helpful in screening various opportunities, building the economic model, supporting negotiations and managing a very smooth process. We are looking forward to working together with BlueCF in the nearest future.
Heiner Luntz
CFO NTT Com Security AG
We appreciate the comprehensive and very professional advice of BlueCF. The successful closing of this transaction depended to a great extent on BlueCF´s guidance and support.
Matthias Reich
Member of the shareholder pool