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KBW's FinTech & Financial Services Group is one of the most active advisors in the field. We serve public and private clients in the specialty finance, mortgage finance, securities, alternative asset management, and financial technology sectors, among others. We provide merger, acquisition and divestiture, general & strategic, and special committee advisory services. Our core services also include secondary, follow-on, and private placement equity offerings, as well as public and private debt offerings, hybrid security offerings, and IPOs.

Our senior bankers bring unique and nuanced insight to our distinctive set of clients. Our team has extensive advisory and capital raising experience in a range of transaction types across the financial institutions sector. Our teams in North America and Europe coordinate closely on many assignments particularly in the areas of asset management and securities. All assignments are staffed with senior bankers who serve as independent advisors to our clients.


Keith E. Meyers

Managing Director, Group Head, Co-Head Specialty Finance
Fin Tech / Business Services, Consumer Finance, Commercial Finance

James (Jim) T. Chester, III

Managing Director
Consumer Finance, Commercial Finance

Irena Mihailova Snider

Specialty Finance, Private Placements

Kenneth S. Taratus, Jr.

Managing Director
Private Debt Placements, Structured Products


Michael H. Jones

Managing Director, Co-Head Specialty Finance
Commercial Finance, Consumer Finance, Capital Markets

Daniel Larrea

Specialty Finance

Allen G. Laufenberg, CFA

Managing Director
BDCs, RICs, Banks, Capital Markets

New York

Paul Friday

Managing Director
FinTech & Business Services

Jennifer L. Fuller

Managing Director
Mortgage Finance, Consumer Finance, Commercial Finance

Jonathan T. Hemmert

Managing Director
Capital Markets, Fin Tech / Business Services

Stephen R. Pollock

Structured Products, Commercial Finance

Manabu Sasaki

Managing Director
Asia Coverage, Commercial Finance

Murat Tastan

Managing Director
Commercial Finance, Consumer Finance

Frederick W. Wassmundt

Managing Director
Structured Products

Select Transactions (more)

Date KBW Client Transaction (mm)
08/09/18Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co. ("HSE")Sale to Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN)NA
05/31/18Corsair CapitalAcquisition of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. NA
05/03/18Mutual of Omaha BankAcquisition of Synergy One LendingNA
03/26/18Class Appraisal, Inc.Sale to Narrow Gauge CapitalNA
03/26/18Jefferson Capital Systems, LLCSale to J.C. Flowers & Co. LLCNA
02/13/18WMIH Corp. (NASDAQ: WMIH)Acquisition of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NSM)$1,927.9
01/16/18Sun Holdings, LLCSale to Hudson River Trading LLCNA
01/08/18NLFC Holdings Corp.Merger with United Community Banks, Inc.$130.0
11/30/17Republic FinanceRecapitalizationNA
11/20/17Carrington Home SolutionsSale to Mortgage Contracting ServicesNA
10/30/17Ziegler Wealth ManagementSale to Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF)NA
10/05/17Access Point Financial, Inc.Sale to Wafra Capital Partners Inc.NA
09/30/17AloStar Bank of CommerceSale to State Bank and Trust Company$197.6
07/31/17LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc.Sale to People's United Bank, N.A. NA
07/31/17NEF HoldingsSale to Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLRC)$210.0
07/03/17Wunderlich Securities, Inc.Sale to B. Riley Financial Inc. (Nasdaq: RILY)$67.0
06/08/17Health Credit Services, LLCPrivate Equity PlacementNA
06/01/17SquareTwo Financial ServicesSale of portfolio assets to Resurgent Holdings LLCNA
05/15/17Opes Advisors, Inc.Sale to Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. NA
04/12/17Lovell Minnick PartnersAcquisition of Global Financial Credit NA