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Rick Murphy


Rick Murphy

Managing Partner

Rick Murphy is an innovative entrepreneur with deep merger & acquisition experience in the technology space and he is the founding CEO and Managing Partner of Cogent Growth Partners, LLC. Since the company’s inception in 2010, Cogent has closed 90+ acquisition transactions for the firm’s buy-side clients in the Information Technology sector across the USA. Expert at conceiving, planning and leading comprehensive acquisition strategies to transform and enrich IT Service businesses, Murphy leads the Cogent team throughout the transaction life-cycle, from initial candidate recruiting, through due diligence, financial modeling, valuation, deal negotiation and transaction structuring, to the creation and negotiation of all transaction documentation and the thoughtful consultation with all parties that is always needed to see a deal through to a successful closing.

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