Cowen Group 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 more than 350 nominees, the award recognizes 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, unitranche, second 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.