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Paragon Capital Partners Announces Hiring of David Cohen

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Capital Partners, LLC, a merchant banking firm based in New York, announced today that David Cohen will join the Firm as a Partner.

Previously, Mr. Cohen was an Executive Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Morgan Stanley. Over the course of his investment banking career, Mr. Cohen has worked on M&A and financing engagements totaling over $72 billion.

"We are delighted to welcome David Cohen to Paragon," said David Adler, co-founder of Paragon. "With extensive transactional experience and business relationships, David brings significant value to our firm and its clients. His addition to our senior team serves as an indication of Paragon's commitment to growing our advisory business and broadening our relationships."

Michael Levy, co-founder of Paragon, added, "Paragon has established an outstanding reputation by combining top-tier investment banking capabilities with the highest level of senior-level attention, industry expertise, and execution excellence. David augments our capabilities in each of these areas, while also deepening our expertise in key industry sectors including healthcare, technology, media, telecommunications, consumer and retail."

Prior to his investment banking career, David worked for five years at Motorola, where he focused on wireless handheld products, including software and chip design. Mr. Cohen also served three years in an intelligence unit of the Israel Defense Forces. Mr. Cohen, 42, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1994 and an M.B.A. from Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University in 1999.

About Paragon Capital Partners, LLC

Formed in 2003 by veteran M&A bankers David Adler and Michael Levy, Paragon Capital Partners is a merchant banking firm that provides a full range of investment banking services in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, exclusive sales, financings, private placements and bankruptcy-related transactions. Paragon is committed to providing top-tier M&A and financing capabilities, dedicated senior level attention, deep industry experience and a focus on execution excellence. Paragon is currently serving as a financial advisor to Thinkorswim Group, Inc. in connection with its proposed sale for $606 million to TD AMERITRADE. Additional information about Paragon can be found at www.ParagonCP.com.

    Contact:

    Suzy Lesser
    Paragon Capital Partners, LLC
    212-894-0281
    [email protected]

SOURCE Paragon Capital Partners, LLC

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