Ed Wu Senior Managing Director
Cora Capital Advisors
Mr. Wu is a Senior Managing Director of Cora Capital Advisors, with over 14 years of finance and investment expertise, having garnered significant experience in leadership roles from a range of top investment banking and hedge fund firms.
Prior to co-founding Cora Capital, Mr. Wu served as Managing Director of the Capital Structure and Convertible Arbitrage Fund at Harbert Management Corp., a $20 billion alternative asset management firm consisting of private equity, real estate and hedge fund strategies. He had previously managed risk arbitrage and distressed credit hedge fund portfolios at Reservoir Capital Group LLC (a $4 billion private equity, hedge fund seeder and special situation strategies hedge fund) and Couchman Capital LLC. At Couchman, he also served on numerous Ad Hoc and Official Creditor/Bondholder and Equityholder Committees for Chapter 11 reorganizations.
Prior to hedge fund portfolio management, Mr. Wu served as an M&A investment banker and restructuring advisor for a total of approximately seven years at Salomon Smith Barney Inc., CRT Capital Group and Merrill Lynch & Co. During his tenure, he advised on over 20 completed transactions for companies with a total enterprise value of greater than $15 billion in aggregate. He completed transactions as a generalist investment banker in a range of industries and transaction types, including cash and stock mergers, divestitures, LBO's for private equity sponsors, distressed restructurings, Section 363 asset sales, Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganizations, IPO's and follow-on offerings.
Mr. Wu graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with an A.B. in English Literature and received a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Despite having lived in New York City for approximately the past 12 years, he enjoys all outdoor activities and sports, including snowboarding/skiing, hiking, swimming and running. He is also an active supporter of the performing and fine arts in NY, as a sponsor of The Juilliard Club and the Museum of Modern Art.
About Cora Capital Advisors
Cora Capital Advisors is a New York-based firm that provides corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions advice focused exclusively on the clean energy sector.
The firm's team has years of experience working at top Wall Street investment banks and hedge funds, as well as a comprehensive understanding of relevant legal, policy and tax concepts gained from experience at leading law and accounting firms.
This unique combination of strengths gives Cora Capital Advisors the ability to provide comprehensive top quality advice on cutting edge transactions in the clean energy industry.