Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP

Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP

Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP

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1251 Avenue of the Americas 6th Floor New York NY 10020

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Employees (Worldwide)



Investment Banking & Brokerage

Company Description

Founded in 1988, Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP is a broker/dealer headquartered in New York City. The firm is a subsidiary of Sandler O'Neill & Partners Corp. and their ultimate parent is SOP Holdings LLC.Sandler O'Neill & Partners' Equity Sales & Trading team seeks to enhance liquidity, execute complex transactions, distribute securities and provide institutional investor exposure for hundreds of financial institutions. Sandler O'Neill is a market maker for over 425 NASDAQ financial stocks and trades equities on all active exchanges including the NYSE, NASDAQ, OTC Bulletin Board and Pink Sheets. They work with CEOs, CFOs and management teams on corporate buybacks, portfolio valuations, rebalancings and liquidations.Sandler O'Neill publishes detailed equity research on approximately 270 financial services companies. They primarily cover small- and mid-sized companies that are not widely followed by large Wall Street firms. Their research coverage focuses on the following industries: (1) banks and thrifts (2) specialty finance and credit card companies (3) asset management (4) e-Finance (5) investment banking firms and broker/dealers (6) REITS (7) mortgage REITs and (8) insurance.

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Managing Principal, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Principal & General Counsel, Legal

Managing Principal

Senior Managing Principal


Principal & Co-Head, Investment Banking Group

Principal & Co-Head, Investment Banking Group

Principal & Head, Equity Sales & Trading

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Recent Transactions
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CCF Holding Co. purchases Providence Bank - Alpharetta, Georgia

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CCF Holding Co. purchases Heritage Bancorporation, Inc. (Georgia)

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First Merchants Corp. - Indiana purchases MBT Financial Corp.

Transaction Clients
Investment Advisor

Advised on First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. purchases Standard Bancshares, Inc. from Stone Point Capital LLC, W Capital Partners, Pantheon Ventures (US) LP, Cohesive Capital Partners

Investment Advisor

Advised on First Citizens BancShares, Inc., First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co. (Raleigh, North Carolina) purchase Entegra Financial Corp.

Investment Advisor

Advised on Virtu Financial, Inc. purchases Virtu ITG Holdings LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onTFS Financial Corp. issued Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onAerCap Holdings NV issued Ordinary Shares

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Advised onEnvestnet, Inc. purchases Yodlee, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onIndependent Bank Group, Inc. issued USD Common Stock


Advised onFirst Niagara Financial Group, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Advised onOrigin Bancorp, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP


Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Kelso & Co. seeks to realize significant long-term capital gains by investing in equity, equity-related and other securities and obligations of entities undergoing LBOs and recapitalizations and that require capital for operations or business expansion. Kelso's funds primarily pursue investment opportunities in growing middle-market companies across a broad range of industries. The firm is primarily engaged in the purchase of significant ownership of businesses, including private companies, divisions or subsidiaries of public or private companies, public companies through recapitalizations or going private transactions and significant blocks of stock from public or private companies seeking equity capital or persons seeking liquidity. They focus on a variety of sectors including manufacturing, communications & media, distribution & services. consumer & retail, chemicals, healthcare, energy, textiles & apparel and transportation and logistics.Kelso generally seeks control-oriented equity investments in companies led by strong management teams that are responsible for strategic growth and day-to-day company operations. The firm may take minority stakes in companies, typically in conjunction with board representation or other significant shareholders' rights, or may join with other investors as a member of a control group. They do not engage in hostile acquisitions or substantial dismantling or liquidation of companies. Kelso is a long-term investor, typically retaining equity ownership for five to seven years. Ownership values are realized by a number of exit strategies, including public stock offering, recapitalization, sale back to the company, sale to a financial buyer and sale to a corporate buyer.

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The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity) focuses either on a particular geography (Asia, Europe, Japan, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South America, Sub-Saharan Africa or the United States) or a particular industry, such as financial services. The firm invests in aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media, and transportation. They provide capital for buyouts and growth capital requirements.

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