Cody Wm. Cowper


Cody Wm. Cowper


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2450 | +1 215 994 2222

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Cody Wm. Cowper focuses his practice on corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on private equity; and general corporate matters, including public company reporting and corporate governance issues.

In 2016, Mr. Cowper was part of the Dechert team that received the “Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year (Over $500MM - $1B)” award at the 8th Annual International M&A Awards hosted by The M&A Advisor. The team was recognized for its representation of the special committee of Steiner Leisure Limited in its take-private acquisition by private equity firm Catterton.

Significant Representations

  • Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM) in numerous matters, including its Rule 144A offering of US$600 million 6.375% senior notes and US$110 million of additional senior notes.
  • Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) in numerous matters, including its US$1.64 billion acquisition of Mivisa Envases and its US$1.2 billion acquisition of Empaque.
  • Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR) in numerous matters, including its Rule 144A offering of US$225 million 6.375% senior notes and its exchange offer for US$250 million of its 6.00% convertible senior subordinated notes.
  • MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. in its US$2.5 billion sale to AmerisourceBergen Corporation.
  • Confidentially marketed public offerings for Fibrocell Sciences, Inc. (US$45.1 million); Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (US$36 million); Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (US$87.0 million) and Medgenics, Inc. (US$24.2 million).
  • CIFC LLC, a publicly traded U.S. debt investment manager, in its US$333 million going private sale to an affiliate of F.A.B. Partners.
  • The special committee of Steiner Leisure Limited, a global provider of spa and medi-spa services, a manufacturer and distributor of premium skin, body and hair care products and an accredited educator in spa services, in its US$925 million going-private acquisition by Catterton.
  • Graham Partners in its acquisitions of Universal Cold Storage, LLC and Universal Pasteurization Company, LLC and their add-on acquisitions.
  • Evercore Partners as financial advisor to Clearwire in connection with Sprint Nextel Corporation’s proposed US$3.8 billion acquisition of all of the Class A Common Stock of Clearwire.


  • Colgate University, B.A., 2009
  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude, Publication Editor of the Rutgers Law Journal
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey