Portage Point taps Lazard veteran to build middle-market investment banking practice


CHICAGO, April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Portage Point Partners, LLC (Portage Point), a business advisory, interim management and financial services firm that partners with businesses and their stakeholders during times of complexity, transition and underperforming, announced today that Jason Cohen joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking.

Jason brings 25 years of corporate finance and restructuring experience, having spent the last 15 years in the Restructuring group at Lazard. Jason’s work focuses on recapitalizations, financings, liability management, restructurings and sales across a myriad of industries.

“There has been a steady and growing demand from our mid-market clients to deliver high-performance investment banking execution capabilities alongside our performance enhancement, business transformation, interim and restructuring management,” said Matthew Ray, founder and managing partner of Portage Point. “While we began providing investment banking services to meet client demand, Jason’s leadership will boost our capabilities and further our goal of creating an elite boutique practice focused exclusively on serving clients. After focusing primarily on the middle market at Lazard, including leading the middle market restructuring practice, Jason’s pedigree and capabilities are a natural addition to our growing platform. high performing talent.”

Prior to joining Lazard, Jason spent nearly a decade practicing law in the financial restructuring department of the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. At Cadwalader, Jason represented various interested parties in numerous restructurings in a variety of industries. Jason earned his undergraduate degree from University of Connecticut and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

“Expanding our service offerings to investment banks provides an additional tool to identify, preserve and create value for our clients. The Portage Point team understands the financial and operational needs of middle market companies and will continue to provide a top-notch service offering,” Mr. Cohen said. “It’s a tremendous and unique opportunity to join this growing team. I look forward to growing the practice, growing the business, and bringing these services to a willing middle-market clientele.”

About Portage Point Partners

Portage Point is a business advisory, interim management and financial services firm that partners with businesses and their stakeholders facing complexity, transition and underperformance. The company is comprised of an operations-oriented team encompassing a wide range of expertise designed to maximize value and align stakeholder interests while guiding businesses through the most pressing and complex challenges ranging from from improved performance to accelerated transformation to complex financial restructuring.

Since its founding in 2016, leading industry organizations have honored Portage Point with numerous corporate, transaction and individual awards. For more information, please visit www.portagepointpartners.com.

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