SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 1, 2013
COWEN GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 845-7900
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On February 1, 2013, Cowen Group, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing that the Company has entered into an agreement to acquire Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC (Dahlman Rose), a privately-held investment bank specializing in the energy, metals and mining, transportation, chemicals and agriculture sectors. Copies of the press release and an investor presentation on the acquisition of Dahlman Rose are attached hereto as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.