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Cogent Partners grows team

Former management consultant turns to private equity and joins Cogent, a secondaries adviser.

Bernhard Engelien has joined Cogent Partners, a private equity secondary advisor, as a director.  He will be based in London and focus on advising limited partners in the UK and continental Europe.

Before Cogent Partners Engelien was at McKinsey & Company, a management consultancy, where he was an associate principal advising financial services companies and private equity firms on a broad range of strategy and corporate finance topics in the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. 

Engelien started his career at Goldman Sachs in London.

Cogent Partners has advised on more than $11 billion of secondary transactions over the last four years.  In addition, Cogent Partners provides research on more than 300 private equity funds.

The firm was founded in 2001 and has offices in Dallas, New York, London and Tokyo.