Corsair Capital is a private investment firm focused on investments in the financial services industry. Specific areas of interest include banks, insurance companies, credit card specialists, asset managers, private banks, mortgage lenders, financial technology firms, and finance companies. The Firm looks to invest between $50 to $100 million in companies with proven business models and 'meaningful' barriers to entry. Corsair will consider opportunities around the world, including the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Prospective transactions include recapitalizations, growth capital financings, management buyouts, and special/distressed situations. Corsair Capital was originally established in 1992 and is based in New York City. Corsair has an additional office in London.
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In the last 3 years, Corsair Capital has acquired 1 company.
Corsair Capital’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (50%) and insurance (38%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and stake purchase (19%). In total, Corsair Capital has invested in 5 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired First Eagle Investment Management for $4.0B.
The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (45%). Corsair Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold National City for $5.6B.
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