Managing Principal, Transactions & Turnaround Advisory
New York, NY
Claudine Cohen is a managing principal and leader of CohnReznick’s Transactions & Turnaround Advisory practice. In this role, she oversees an integrated team of transaction, valuation, restructuring, project finance, and dispute resolution professionals serving clients throughout the lifecycles of their businesses. With specific expertise in managing opportunities and roadblocks that can impact a business moving forward, Claudine and her team help clients achieve optimal outcomes in protecting and growing stakeholder value.
With more than 25 years of business experience, Claudine serves as an adviser to public and private companies, both domestically and internationally. Her clients comprise the full gamut of financial sponsors including private equity investors, independent sponsors, family offices, alternative investment funds, lenders, and strategic investors. Her areas of knowledge include strategic advisory, quality of earnings analyses, identifying revenue sources and profitability drivers, examining operating cost structure and sustainability factors, investigating business models including cash flow and financial projections, reviewing quality and realization of assets and liabilities, identifying working capital requirements and negotiating positions, post-close working capital verification, and adjustment mechanisms.
Claudine is a member of CohnReznick’s Executive Board and co-leads the firm’s Financial Sponsors practice. She was recognized by The Consulting Report as one of its Top 25 Women Leaders in Consulting for 2022, was named to the Mergers and Acquisitions 2019 list of the most influential women in mid-market M&A, and to Crain’s NY 2018 most notable women in consulting. She has authored several articles focused on buy and sell-side due diligence, working capital, and purchase price allocations.
April 29, 2020 | FundFire
Harvard Business School, Executive Education – General Management Program (GMP22)
Bachelor of Commerce, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Bachelor of Accountancy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
MBA, Marketing, cum laude, Bond University, Australia
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
Harvard Business School Alumni Network
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Women of Leadership, Chair
ACG NY, Board of Directors
Transactions & Turnaround