Eric Denlinger

Managing Director, TD Cowen

Eric is based in New York City and leads TD Cowen’s M&A and private equity capital raising advisory practice, specializing in Automotive SaaS/Data. Eric was previously a Partner at Portico Capital before the firm’s sale to Cowen and subsequent merger with TD Bank, a top five North American bank.  His experience also includes covering large insurance company transactions at Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank.In recent years, Eric has guided more than 40 transactions in Auto SaaS/Data and effected $35B in mergers and capital raising.

Notable recent transactions in automotive include the sale of Autovista to J.D. Power, acquisition of CDK International by Francisco Partners, sale of Gubagoo to Reynolds and Reynolds, sale of CarOffer to CarGurus, sale of Darwin Automotive to J.D. Power, sale of ELead to CDK Global, vAuto to Cox/AutoTrader, acquisition of Autodata by Solera, private equity recapitalizations of Impel (Silversmith), myKaarma (HIG), TradePending (CapStreet), Carwave (KKR), KEEPS (SSM) and DealerRater (Great Hill Partners), e-Emphasys (TA and True Wind), among others. 

Eric received B.A. degrees in Economics and Computer Science at Duke University.