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Aug
2012

Joel Cohen Montreal

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Finding the right investment today is not a simple task. Many times, inexperienced investors will follow the hype or buzz around a company or industry expecting high returns only to be disappointed. I recently had a chat with corporate finance consultant Joel Cohen from Montreal who said “It is important to differentiate between a good company and a good stock. The recent Facebook IPO is a good example of that. Although I would love for someone to hand me the keys to the company, I was less enthusiastic about investing at the prevailing IPO valuation.” Joel Cohen also said that once the fundamental due diligence is complete on a prospective company and an investor is happy with the results, it is equally important to make sure that the company is properly priced or you can spend years trying to recoup your initial investment let alone any type of return on your investment.

Having started his career as an investment banker at Canaccord Capital in Montreal, now called Canaccord Genuity (CF:TSX), Joel Cohen worked on numerous IPOs, private and public financings for various companies with a value in excess of one hundred million dollars. Mr. Cohen later started his own consulting firm in Montreal focusing mostly on technology companies where he consults in areas such as corporate structuring mostly with respect to going public transactions, strategic growth and corporate finance. Joel Cohen holds a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation and has a bachelor of finance from Concordia University in Montreal and has lectured in business valuation in the McGill University MBA program in Montreal.

Recently one of Mr. Cohen’s clients ranked as a top IPO perfomer on the TSX venture.

Additional Resources:

Joel Cohen Montreal :: Listed on IncListing.com

Joel Cohen Montreal :: Article on INC 1000.com

Joel Cohen Montreal :: Information on Professional Database Inc.com