Financial Advisory

Private Equity Investing in Banking

By: Robert E. Kafafian

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Topic: Private Equity Investing in Banking
Insights from Jim Deutsch, Partner, Patriot Financial Partners, L.P.

What does a private equity firm look for in a community bank investment? How important are qualitative factors when analyzing a potential investment? Jim Deutsch is our guest to share his insights on private equity investing in the community bank sector. He describes his background and experience and shares Patriot’s history, banking expertise and value-added approach. Jim also shares his thoughts on the future of community banking. Join us for this informative podcast!

About Patriot Financial

Patriot Financial Partners, L.P. is a private equity firm focused on investing in community banks, thrifts and financial services related companies throughout the United States. Patriot’s objective is to seek superior risk-adjusted returns by applying a hands-on, value-added investment model to non-control investments within the community banking sector, which consists of more than 1,000 public and privately-held depository institutions that have between $500 million and $5 billion of assets. Patriot funds are focused on providing growth capital to companies, allowing them to grow and help achieve top quartile peer level financial performance, thereby enhancing shareholder value.

James F. Deutsch Biography

Mr. Deutsch has nearly 40 years of experience in banking. Prior to joining Patriot, Mr. Deutsch served as the President and CEO of Team Capital Bank, a private institution headquartered in Bethlehem, PA. Mr. Deutsch was also one of the founding members of Team Capital. Under Mr. Deutsch‘s leadership, Team Capital grew from a one-office de novo community bank at its founding on November 1, 2005 to a $750 million in asset bank with ten offices at Mr. Deutsch’s departure in April 2011. Team Capital was in the top 2% in terms of asset growth of the 330 de novo community banks founded in 2005 and 2006. The Company achieved profitability within three years and ultimately returned over 2.5 times original capital to its investors. Prior to Team Capital, Mr. Deutsch spent 25 years managing various lending groups including community bank lending, regional lending and national lending programs at Commerce Bancorp, Inc., Brown Brothers Harriman and Summit Bancorp. Mr. Deutsch was also responsible for managing and establishing investment banking, corporate finance, syndication and specialty lending groups at Commerce Bancorp.

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Watch for episode 51 of This Month in Banking to be released on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and a new episode on the last Wednesday of every month.  

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