PE  Castle Creek

     Office Locations:

6051 El Tordo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Phone: 858-756-8300
Fax: 858-756-8301

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  • Middle Market



  • Financial Services



    Castle Creek makes control investments in U.S.-based community banks with assets of less than $10 billion. Castle Creek pioneered the concept of private equity control investing in the highly regulated banking industry and became the first private equity firm to meet the requirements to be registered as a bank holding company. As a bank holding company, Castle Creek can exercise meaningful control over its portfolio companies without subjecting its investors to bank regulation or oversight, which it believes is a significant competitive advantage. Over the past decade, Castle Creek has been the most prolific acquirer of U.S. banks and thrifts. Since 1992, the Principals have overseen the investment of over $2.0 billion of capital primarily for bank transactions and have completed over 65 bank investments and acquisitions.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    David J. Volk Principal
    John M. Eggemeyer Managing Principal
    John T. Pietrzak Managing Principal
    Mark G. Merlo Managing Principal
    Martin Szumski CFO


    Portfolio companies include:

      Carlile Bancshares
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      Community Trust Financial
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      Continental Bank
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      Eastern Virginia Bankshares
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      First Merchants
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      First NBC Holding
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      Guaranty Bancorp
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      Heritage Commerce
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      Heritage Oaks Bancorp
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      Intermountain Community Bancorp
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      Square 1 Financial
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      The BANKshares
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      WashingtonFirst Bankshares
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      West Coast Bancorp
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