Debevoise Advises Conifer Securities in its Sale to Cowen Group, Inc.

31 July 2015

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Conifer Securities, LLC (“Conifer Securities”), the prime services division of Conifer Financial Services LLC, in its sale to Cowen Group, Inc. The transaction, the terms of which have not yet been disclosed, was approved by the boards of directors of both companies.

Conifer Financial Services is a leading independent asset services firm offering front-to-back capabilities across all asset classes to pensions, endowments, family offices, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital managers, RIAs, and traditional asset managers. Services include Fund Administration, Middle- and Back-Office Services, Execution Services and Prime Brokerage. Conifer Financial Services has over 200 clients worldwide representing more than $110 billion of combined assets under administration. Securities and prime brokerage services offered through Conifer Securities, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC.

The Debevoise team is led by partner Gregory V. Gooding and counsel Lee A. Schneider and includes associate Robert A. Williams, Jr.

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