• Building strong, valuable banks

    Investment and expertise for the banking industry


Carpenter & Company starts, invests in, and helps build banks.  For 42 years, as an advisor and investor, Carpenter and its affiliates have backed bankers with the capital and infrastructure necessary to build strong, valuable banks and meet the financial needs of the communities they serve.  As an advisor, we have started hundreds of banks, which have now collectively grown to over $100 billion in assets.  As an investment manager, we raised $280 million in capital in 2008 and 2009, which we deployed into 5 banks with total assets of $5.3 billion.

Carpenter is a US bank holding company registered with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956.  Our team includes senior bankers, regulators, investment managers and finance professionals with strong industry relationships and over 150 years of collective experience in bank-related investment, management, and operations.