Emmett J. Daly is a Principal in the Investment Banking Group of Sandler ONeill + Partners, L.P. His responsibilities include M&A and raising capital for banks, thrifts, broker-dealers and asset management firms. Mr. Daly has more than 23 years of senior investment banking experience. Prior to joining Sandler ONeill 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. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was a Managing Director in Keefe, Bruyette & Woods' Investment Banking Group, where he worked for 13 years. Mr. Daly's recent transaction experience at Sandler ONeill includes PNCs acquisition of National City Corp, M&T Bank Corp's acquisition of Provident Bankshares and First Niagara Financials acquisition of NewAlliance Bancshares and Harleysville National. In addition, Mr. Daly has assisted in the sale or purchase of a variety of private client firms including Lydian Wealth Management to City National Corporation and Cowen Group to Ramius LLC. He has also led several significant capital issuances for First Niagara Financial, National Penn Bancshares and Cowen Group. 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 involved in many charitable and community efforts and is the President and a Board Trustee of the Student/Partner Alliance, a scholarship and mentoring program that has provided over 1,200 scholarships to high school students in Newark, N.J.
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