In-Person Roundtable: Acquiring & Operating Distressed Businesses with Neal Cohen, CoBe Capital

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CoBe Capital



YJP is excited to host Neal Cohen, Founder and Managing Director at CoBe Capital.

As a family office focused on long-term operational value creation, CoBe Capital has a unique investment perspective - seeing opportunity in troubled business units that others miss. CoBe Capital specializes in the acquisition and operation of non-core and underperforming business units in the Americas and Europe from leading global corporations.

This will be a small roundtable capped at 15 young professionals, featuring insights from Neal, and an opportunity for Q&A. For questions about the event or membership please reach out to:

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Neal Cohen
Founder, Manading Director at CoBe Capital

Neal Cohen founded CoBe Capital in 1994 and has completed numerous acquisitions as a principal, encompassing a wide range of industries and geographical markets. He is involved in all aspects of the firm’s activities and his experience as an operator coupled with broad international transaction experience ensure an expedited decision process on new investments.

Prior to founding CoBe Capital, Mr. Cohen acquired and operated small businesses and built an extensive commercial real estate portfolio, through reinvesting his own capital and the free cash flow generated from his business ventures. During this period, Mr. Cohen developed both his expertise in operating fundamentals and his experience in offering customized transactions to corporates looking to divest non-core business units. Continuing to build on this investment strategy, he has rapidly expanded the size and capabilities of CoBe Capital, including the opening of two offices in Europe, where amidst the current uncertainty, he sees tremendous opportunity.

In his experience, most of the great companies we know today were successful based on the efforts of its management and employees because of the excitement and a sense of ownership that people felt there. Mr. Cohen wants to create that same kind of excitement while providing value-add resources to manage growth and build long-term value with the companies he owns and buys. Mr. Cohen’s fundamental operating philosophy is lean management and continuous improvement and his companies use these tools to improve the everyday execution of their businesses.

Mr. Cohen resides in New York City with his wife and children. He holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Boston University.

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Jonathan Adelson
Managing Director at VRC

Jonathan is a Managing Director with Valuation Research Corporation (VRC), an independent firm that has been providing valuations to public companies and private equity funds and their portfolio companies for more than 40 years. The Firm’s services include financial opinions with respect to valuation, solvency, capital adequacy and fairness in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, financings, and financial and tax reporting matters.

Prior to joining Valuation Research, Jonathan was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal for 10 years, and was with KPMG prior to that. Most recently, Jonathan Founded Adelson Strategies, a business development and strategy firm and also co-founded Trio Media Ventures, an animation studio with responsibility for global strategy and business development.

Jonathan earned his LL.M. in taxation from Boston University School of Law, his JD from New England School of Law, and his BA from Ithaca College where he served on the Alumni Board of Directors for several terms.

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