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Advisory Board, Alumni

John Cogan

Partner at Centerview Partners
MBA 1999
John Cogan

John Cogan is a Partner at Centerview Partners, a leading independent investment bank and advisory firm headquartered in New York City with offices in London, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Los Angeles.  The firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, valuation, and capital structure to companies, institutions and governments.  Mr. Cogan has 20 years of energy sector investment banking experience including the gas and electric utility sector, power generation companies and master limited partnerships in the oil & gas sector.  Clients include energy sector corporations and partnerships, project developers, energy technology firms and financial sponsors.  Mr. Cogan has led numerous strategic reviews and M&A executions for companies in each of these sectors and important financings in each layer of the capital structure.

Mr. Cogan's notable transaction activity while at Centerview includes advising JPMorgan Infrastructure Investment Fund on its acquisition of the Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation, advising TerraForm Global on the $1.3bn sale of the company to Brookfield Asset Management, advising The Williams Companies on the sale of the Geismar ethylene facility to NOVA Chemicals for $2.1bn and advising TerraForm Power on the sale of a majority stake and entry into new sponsorship arrangements with Brookfield Asset Management in a transaction with an implied enterprise value of $6.6bn.

Mr. Cogan joined Centerview in 2014 to establish the firm’s energy practice.  Prior to Centerview, Mr. Cogan spent 13 years in the energy investment banking group at Credit Suisse and for the last two years served as Co-Head of North American Power & Utilities.  At Credit Suisse, Mr. Cogan served on the Investment Banking Committee.  Mr. Cogan began his career in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Mr. Cogan received his MBA from Yale University and his BS from Wake Forest University.  He resides in New York City with his wife and two children.