Castle Creek® focuses on recapitalization, growth equity, and buyout investments in U.S.-based community banks. The firm has been a leading community bank investor since its inception over 20 years ago and continues to deepen its industry knowledge and expertise. With over 190 combined years of industry experience, no other firm can match Castle Creek's® balance of bank operating and investing expertise.
Castle Creek's® focus is on creating lasting value which drives our long-term investment horizon. Through deep industry knowledge and experience we identify and invest in the top community banks across the United States. Over the past decade, Castle Creek® has been one of the most active investors in 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.
Castle Creek's® investment success in the banking sector can be attributed to three primary factors:
- A team with significant bank operational and financial experience
- Deep industry networks and significant regulatory relationships
- A successful, focused, and repeatable investment process