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Cary A. Kochman

Cary A. Kochman

Citigroup
Managing Director, Head of North American Mergers & Acquisitions and Co-Head of Chicago Office
Chicago, IL, USA


Cary A. Kochman is the Head of the North American Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Citigroup. Cary Kochman also serves as the Co-Head of the Chicago office for Citigroup.

He has 25 years of investment banking experience.  Prior to joining Citigroup in 2011, Cary Kochman was Global Head of M&A for UBS and Co-Head of the Midwest Region for 7 years. Prior to joining UBS in 2004, Cary Kochman served as the Head of the U.S. M&A Department for Credit Suisse. He worked at Credit Suisse for over 14 years. He holds both his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. While at the University of Chicago, he attended the London Business School and earned a Nikko Fellowship for study in Tokyo. He is also a graduate of the Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned a B.S. in Accounting. Mr. Kochman is a member of the Illinois Bar and has completed both the C.P.A. and C.M.A. examinations. Mr. Kochman serves as an honorary Trustee of the Shedd Aquarium. He is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Commercial Club of Chicago, The Executive’s Club of Chicago, and lectures at Northwestern University’s MergerWeek. He is an advisory board member (Chicago Booth Council) at the University of Chicago Booth School. He has recently served as an advisory board member to the University of Chicago Law School. He is also a Trustee of CENSA (Council for Emerging National Security Affairs).

Cary Kochman specializes in advising on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate takeovers and hostile defense. He has completed transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $500 billion.

Illustrative Transactions

  • ADESA’s LBO by Kelso
  • Allscript’s acquisition of Eclipsys and simultaneous separation from Misys
  • Banta Corporation’s White Knight sale to R.R. Donnelley & Sons
  • Bucyrus International’s sale to Caterpillar
  • Cargill Foundation’s financial advisor with regard to Cargill’s split-off of Mosaic & subsequent monetizations
  • Case Equipment Company merger with New Holland N.V.
  • Cooper Industries defense from Danaher
  • Eaton/Cooper Merger
  • Flowserve’s acquisition of IDP
  • Giddings & Lewis’ cross-border white knight sale to Thyssen AG
  • Goodyear’s acquisition of Debica
  • Horizon Pharma’s acquisition of Vidara Therapeutics
  • Hussmann’s sale to Ingersoll-Rand
  • ISCAR’s sale to Berkshire Hathaway
  • JLG’s sale to Oshkosh Truck
  • Jostens LBO by Investcorp
  • Lear Corporation’s acquisition of Eagle Ottowa
  • Massey Energy’s sale to Alpha Natural Resources
  • Robbins & Myers’ sale to National Oilwell Varco
  • S.C. Johnson’s acquisitions of DowBrands & Drackett
  • Specialty Equipment’s sale to United Technologies
  • Terex’s acquisition of Powerscreen Plc
  • Tim Horton’s sale to Burger King / 3G
  • URS sale to AECOM
  • Verint’s Merger with Comverse Technology
  • Whitman’s realignment with PepsiCo and subsequent acquisition of Pepsi Americas
  • Zimmer Holdings’ cross-border hostile takeover of Centerpulse AG
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