Declan Quirke grew up in Dalkey and moved to the US for studies at Columbia. Declan, head of health care M&A for Cowen and Company, joined the firm in 2001 from Robertson Stephens where he was co-head of their East Coast M&A activities. Prior to Robertson, he was a managing director in PaineWebber’s M&A Group responsible for all of their technology and healthcare M&A. Declan focuses on Cowen’s Biotechnology, Specialty Pharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Services sectors in Europe and North America. He has originated and executed a large number of transactions across a range of geographies and sectors, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, exclusive sales, spin offs and other assorted defense and financial advisory assignments.
Declan received an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BE in mechanical engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland. Prior to business school, he was a project engineer for Babcock Power PLC, a nuclear and defense contractor in the UK. Declan is married to Karen Murphy and they have four daughters and one son.