As an investment banker, Michael Cohen has represented world class entrepreneurs including aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan, Founder and CEO of Scaled Composites, which was acquired by Northrop Grumman and sustainability leader Dr. Malcolm Lewis, Founder and CEO of Constructive Technologies Group, which was acquired by Cadmus Group. In addition, he has advised such companies as Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard, and General Electric on strategic mergers and acquisitions and he has closed over 40 major corporate equity transactions for buyers and sellers.
Michael has represented world class entrepreneurs and has advised such companies as Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard, and General Electric on strategic M&A and has closed over 40 major corporate equity transactions for buyers and sellers.
Michael brings to his clients unique insights from his background with both financial and strategic buyers and applies them for the benefit of private company buyers and sellers. At Honeywell International, he doubled the aerospace and defense revenue growth rate by leading strategic Mergers & Acquisitions. As an equity capital investor, he generated over 22% IRR (internal rate of return) for Norwest Equity Partners and 3i Capital*. In operations, Michael led engineering development at General Electric Aerospace and at Kulicke & Soffa, a leading supplier of capital equipment to the semiconductor industry.
Michael has written and published numerous articles of interest for private company buyers and sellers. Please feel free to review some of his short articles linked below under Resources.
Michael’s personal interests include travel, bike riding, hiking, building and flying remote control aircraft, drones, and helicopters, playing chess, tennis, rollerblading, and supporting charitable causes especially those benefiting children.
Michael earned an M.S.E.E. from Drexel Univ. and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and he is licensed (series 7, 79, 63) by FINRA as a General Securities Representative of Hamilton Grant and as a Salesperson by the CA Department of Real Estate.
*Past results are not an indication or promise in future transactions.