Principal, Transactional Advisory Services - Northeast Market Leader
New York, NY
Claudine Cohen is a principal in CohnReznick’s New York office and Northeast Market Leader for the Firm's Transactional Advisory Services (TAS) practice. She is also Co-Leader of the Firm's Financial Sponsors Industry practice. With over 20 years of business experience, Claudine serves as an advisor to public and private companies both domestically and internationally. Her clients include private equity investors, alternative investment funds, lenders, and strategic investors.
Claudine’s specific advisory services include strategic advisory, quality of earnings analyses, identifying revenue sources and profitability drivers, examining operating cost structures 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, and post-close working capital verification and adjustment mechanisms. She has advised on a number of different buy and sell-side transactions including standalone platforms, carve-out of business segments, product line or facility, bankruptcy auction processes, mergers, and industry consolidations.
Prior to joining CohnReznick, Claudine served as the TAS principal at a large accounting and advisory firm. She led the TAS healthcare industry group while also serving other industry sectors including consumer industrial products, retail, distribution, and business and financial services. She began her career in public accounting with PKF, was an advisor for Micofin Corporate Services, and was a founding partner of Nucleus Corporate Finance, a corporate and strategic advisory boutique in South Africa.
Harvard Business School, General Management Program (2017), Private Equity and Venture Capital Course (2016)
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
Association for Corporate Growth
Woman’s Association for Venture and Equity, NY steering committee representative
ACG NY, Chair, Women of Leadership Committee
Harvard Business School Alumni Association