Edgemont Partners Introduces Kojo Appenteng as Head of Healthcare Technology Investment Banking
NEW YORK, NY—July 24, 2018— Edgemont Partners, a leading independent healthcare-focused investment banking firm, announced that Kojo Appenteng has joined the firm to build and lead its Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) Investment Banking franchise.
Mr. Appenteng brings deep knowledge of M&A and corporate finance, along with extensive insights from almost 20 years of industry experience. He has executed transactions worth over $20bn in aggregate valuation across the HCIT industry.
Most recently, Kojo Appenteng led the HCIT Investment Banking franchise at Credit Suisse, where during his tenure he led transformative transactions across the healthcare technology landscape, including provider-focused, payor-focused, pharma-focused, and consumer-focused digital health solutions. Prior to Credit Suisse, Kojo worked with the investment banking and M&A groups at Harris Williams and Morgan Stanley. He started his career in Software Engineering.
Mr. Appenteng will be leading Edgemont’s high-caliber, experienced specialist team in advising growth-oriented HCIT companies. “Over the 17 years since Edgemont was founded, we have focused solely on companies leading the transformation in the dynamic healthcare market,” said David Blume, Co-founder of Edgemont Capital. “Digital health continues to be an active sector and one in which we see tremendous opportunities for our investment banking clients. Kojo’s vast experience and intimate knowledge of the healthcare IT deal market is a great addition to our team.”
“It is very exciting to welcome Kojo to Edgemont,” said Jeff Swearingen, Co-founder of Edgemont Capital. “Kojo brings experience, relationships, and deep expertise across both healthcare and technology – a unique skill set and perspective that we are excited to have at Edgemont. We look forward to partnering with him as we continue to extend our platform.”
Kojo will be based in New York, alongside the rest of the Edgemont team.
Mr. Appenteng holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Bowling Green, and a diploma in Impact Investing from Oxford University.
With 25 professionals, Edgemont Capital Partners is one of the largest healthcare-focused teams in the investment banking market. The firm has executed over 125 healthcare transactions across the healthcare and life sciences industry.
About Edgemont Partners
Edgemont Partners is a leading middle market healthcare investment bank. Edgemont provides unsurpassed mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and financing advisory services supported by its deep healthcare industry knowledge and extensive transaction expertise. Merger and Acquisition transactions are complex and the business of healthcare is complicated. When the stakes are highest and achieving the optimal result is critical, rely on a healthcare M&A specialist with the depth of healthcare industry knowledge and proven transaction expertise that can only come from focus and experience.