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John E. Cogan

Partner
 
John Cogan has over 17 years of investment banking experience with a specific focus on the energy sector.  Mr. Cogan advises clients in the gas and electric utility space, renewable and fossil power generation 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.  Previous transaction activity includes PPL Corporation's $7.6bn acquisition of Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities and their acquisition of Central Networks in the UK for $5.5bn, the IPO of ITC Holdings and their subsequent acquisition of METC, NRG Energy's $4.2bn acquisition of GenOn and capital markets work for new companies including Dynegy, ITC Holdings, LKE and entities within the AEP and FirstEnergy families and leading at the time the two largest equity and convertible offerings in the history of the US utility space for PPL. 

Mr. Cogan joined Centerview in 2014 to establish the firm’s energy practice.  Prior to Centerview, Mr. Cogan spent 13 years in the energy 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 where he serves on the Advisory Board to the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale and his BS from Wake Forest University where he serves on the School of Business Board of Visitors.  He resides in New York City with his wife and two children. 

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