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Peter F. Finnerty, Jr.

Principal, Investment Banking

Peter F. Finnerty, Jr. is a Principal in the Investment Banking Group at Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. Mr. Finnerty heads the firm’s Atlanta office and advises regional banks and insurance companies on a wide range of strategic matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and capital-raising. His primarily focus is on companies operating in the Southeastern region of the United States.

Since joining Sandler O’Neill, Mr. Finnerty has been involved in a number of merger and capital raising transactions for Ameris Bancorp; Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc.; First Financial Holdings, Inc. in its merger with SCBT Financial Corporation to form South State Corporation; the successful recapitalization of First Security Group, Inc. and its subsequent merger with Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc.; Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.; Renasant Corporation; Synovus Financial Corp.; Trustmark Corporation; and United Community Banks, Inc., among others.

Prior to joining Sandler O'Neill in 2002, Mr. Finnerty was a Managing Director and Group Head of the Financial Institutions Group of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Before joining Robinson Humphrey in 1998, Mr. Finnerty was a senior member of the Investment Banking Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, where he worked for over 12 years advising banks and other financial institutions in a broad array of merger and acquisition transactions.