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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

Tombstone CMC Forstinger Transaktion 2019
Tombstone emeram init Transaktion 2019
Tombstone medifa cathay transaction 2019
Tombstone Waterland Impilo transaction 2019 englisch

Recent News

Quarton, A Cowen Company advises CMC Capital Management & Consulting AG on the sale of PS-Markt GmbH to a group of private Austrian investors

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Quarton, A Cowen Company advises EMERAM on acquisition financing for the purchase of ]init[

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Cathay Capital Private Equity invests in the medifa healthcare group. Quarton, A Cowen Company advises the seller on the transaction

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Customer Statements

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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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.
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
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.
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