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Cowen Wins Capital Raise of the Year at 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards

June 24, 2014

Top Honors in $100 Million+ Category

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”) (NASDAQ:COWN) today announced that ACG New York and The M&A Advisor named Cowen and Company as the winner of Capital Raise (Equity or Debt) of the Year ($100 million+ category) at the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards. The ACG New York Champion’s Awards honor the achievements of outstanding dealmakers driving middle market growth.

“This award symbolizes Cowen’s ability to provide clients with high quality financing solutions across the entire capital structure that support their growth strategies,” said Kevin Raidy, Cowen’s Head of Investment Banking. “Cowen’s deep industry knowledge and product expertise enable our investment banking and capital markets professionals to deliver differentiated advice and unmatched execution. I am proud to have our efforts recognized with a distinguished award such as Capital Raise of the Year.”

Selected from over 350 nominees, this award is in recognition of Cowen’s role as sole placement agent for Highwinds Network Groups’ Secured Credit Facility.

Cowen’s debt expertise encompasses every type of debt, from ABLs, Senior Secured, Uni-tranche, 2nd Lien Loans and High Yield Bonds. Since 2012, Cowen has raised in excess of $7.5 billion in debt capital for clients, making Cowen a top placement agent for middle market debt financings.

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, and sales and trading services through its two business segments: Ramius and its affiliates make up the Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company 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 and a sales and trading platform for institutional investors. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide.


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