MB  Grail Partners


     Office Locations:

455 Market St., 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-423-0010



  • Early
  • Middle Market



  • Financial Services



    Founded in 2005, Grail Partners, LLC is a merchant banking firm providing capital, as a principal, as well as advice, to the global non-deposit financial services community. Grail assists selected asset managers worldwide with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings, and deploys the firm's capital to incubate new financial services businesses, as well as to re-capitalize and restructure existing businesses. For incubation investments, the firm invests a maximum of $5 million, and typically seeks to invest between $2 million and $20 million. The firm co-invests for management buyouts. Grail's partners have completed over 210 strategic and capital-raising transactions involving U.S. and non-U.S. companies in the past two decades. Grail is the sponsor of The Chalice Fund, a crossover private equity/ hedge fund and Chalice Direct Private Equity.

    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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    Darlene T. DeRemer Managing Partner and Founder
    Donald H. Putnam Managing Partner and Founder
    J. Clarke Gray Partner and CFO
    Jerry De St. Paer Senior Advisory Partner
    S. Craig Cognetti Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Chatham Partners
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      Clarion Partners
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      Credit Sesame
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      Creighton Capital Management
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      Emerging Managers Group
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      Grail Advisors
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      Hillcrest Asset Management
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      Massif Partners
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      Merlin Securities
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      Mortgage Resolution Partners
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      Munder Capital Management
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      Offit Capital Advisors
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      United Capital Financial Partners
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