Cowen Group Inc.
Cowen Group Inc. is a full-service, publicly traded investment bank that provides brokerage, research, advisory, capital-raising, asset management, hedge funds, fund-of-funds, real-estate and, of course, investment-banking services. The firm recently merged with hedge fund Ramius LLC. Cowen also has an international arm, Cowen International, which provides i-banking services in the Asia-Pacific region.
Earlier the firm had rejected a $100 million takeover offer from investment bank Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, prompted by a flurry of recent investment-bank consolidation that mostly saw large banks being swallowed up by even larger commercial banks.