Meet the Cogent Team

Rick Murphy


Rick Murphy

Managing Partner

Rick Murphy is the founding CEO & Managing Partner of Cogent Growth Partners, LLC. Since the company’s inception in 2010, Cogent has closed more than 160 acquisition transactions for the firm’s buy-side clients in the Information Technology sector across the USA; and still counting. Murphy is an innovative serial entrepreneur with deep merger & acquisition experience in the technology space. He leads the 11-person Cogent team as they work through the transaction life-cycle from initial candidate recruiting, due diligence, financial modeling, valuation, deal negotiation and transaction structuring, to the creation and negotiation of all transaction documentation; while always providing the thoughtful consultation with all parties that is always needed to see a deal through to a successful closing.

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