This excerpt taken from the COWN 8-K filed Jun 5, 2009.
Section 2.1. JV Interest Exchange; Closing; Exchange Consideration.
(a) Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement, at the Closing, Transferor shall transfer, convey, assign, and deliver to JV Acquiror the JV Interest, free and clear of all Encumbrances, and New Parent shall, and Ramius and Cowen shall cause New Parent, on behalf of JV Acquiror, to issue and deliver to Transferor, or its designee in accordance with Section 11.8, (i) good valid title to 2,713,882 shares (the Base Number of Shares) of Class A Common Stock (subject to adjustment as provided below), free and clear of
all Encumbrances (other than pursuant to this Agreement) (the Common Stock Consideration), and (ii) the JV Note and the JV Note Security Agreement, provided, however, that if the New Parent Revolver has been entered into by New Parent and the Lender on or immediately prior to the Closing (the New Parent Revolver Execution), then New Parent shall not execute and deliver the JV Note and the JV Note Security Agreement, but shall instead borrow under the New Parent Revolver an amount equal to the JV Principal Amount and shall deliver to Transferor the JV Principal Amount in cash, by wire transfer of immediately available funds (the Debt Consideration and, together with the Common Stock Consideration, the Exchange Consideration).
(b) In the event that the Base Number of Shares would exceed 4.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock immediately following the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement and the JV Interest Exchange, (i) the number of shares that constitute the Common Stock Consideration shall be adjusted downward so that the Transferor receives a number of shares of Class A Common Stock equal to 4.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock (the Adjusted Number of Shares) and (ii) the JV Principal Amount shall be increased by an amount equal to the product of (x) $8.6555 and (y) the excess of (I) the Base Number of Shares over (II) the Adjusted Number of Shares.