Ed Kovary

Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets



Edward Kovary has been at EBC for over twelve years bringing a diverse background to the organization. He began his career at Goldman Sachs out of Cornell University where he received an undergraduate degree in Business Management. At GS he worked in Equity Trading before being recruited to Banc of America in San Francisco to trade for the firm.  He was quickly recruited back to New York by two twenty year Goldman veterans to Co- Manage Nasdaq Trading for ING Barings. Ed worked with the bankers at ING in representing Equity Trading in the ultimate sale to ABN Amro where he joined to facilitate the transition.  After ING/ABN, he joined Advest Securities to build their institutional business as a sales trader. Advest was bought by AXA through the purchase of its parent.  After the sale, Ed joined EBC in Institutional Sales where he quickly transitioned into a broader Capital Markets role due to his relationships across the street.  Ed is actively involved in all levels of capital formation and deal structuring within the firm.


3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

Wednesday June 15, 2022

Your Path to Going Public: De-SPAC or IPO

  • SPACs: The speedier path to market
  • Different costs associated with both routes
  • Why SPACs offer less volatile target valuation
  • Understanding shareholder dilution (and associated complaints)
3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Wednesday June 23, 2021

Why the COVID Pandemic Has Been a Boon for the Market

  • Advantages of forward-looking guidance over traditional IPOs
  • Uncertain times spark the popularity of a near-certain bet
  • Big SPAC deals make big noise, raising blank-check awareness
  • Post-pandemic growth prospects for SPACs
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