Emmett J. Daly
Principal, Investment Banking
Emmett J. Daly is a Principal in the Investment Banking Group of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. His responsibilities include a broad range of M&A and capital markets work for banks, broker-dealers and asset management firms. Mr. Daly has more than 25 years of senior investment banking experience.
Prior to joining Sandler O’Neill in 2003, he spent three years with Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group, overseeing Merrill’s mid-cap bank and thrift practice. Before joining Merrill Lynch, he was a Managing Director in Keefe, Bruyette & Woods' Investment Banking Group where he worked for 13 years.
Mr. Daly’s M&A experience at Sandler O’Neill totals over $8.0 billion in transaction value and includes National Penn Bancshare’s merger with BB&T Corp, City National Corp’s merger with the Royal Bank of Canada and Metro Bancorp’s merger with FNB Corp. In addition, Mr. Daly has raised significant private and public capital, including for National Penn, First Niagara, and multiple rounds of capital for Square 1 Financial, beginning with its 2005 de novo raise and culminating in its IPO in 2014 and merger with PacWest Bancorp in 2015.
Mr. Daly holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross. He is on the board of the Holy Cross General Alumni Association and is the President and a trustee for the Student/Partner Alliance, a scholarship and mentoring program that has provided over 1,800 scholarships to at-risk high school students in Newark, N.J.