Who We Are

PL Capital was formed by Richard Lashley and John Palmer in 1996 to focus on the banking industry. Messrs. Lashley and Palmer have devoted their entire professional careers to the banking and financial services sector, initially through their experience at KPMG LLP, the world’s leading provider of professional services to the banking and financial services sector, in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, and then with PL Capital since its founding in 1996.

In order to capitalize on this opportunity, in January 1996 PL Capital formed its first private investment partnership, the Financial Edge Fund, L.P. (“the Partnership”). The Partnership invests primarily in publicly traded equity securities of banks and thrifts. PL Capital subsequently launched the Financial Edge-Strategic Fund, L.P. in 1998, Goodbody/PL Capital, L.P. in 2000 and the PL Capital/Focused Fund, L.P. in 2004 (collectively, the “Partnerships”).

The Partnerships are available* to qualified individuals, corporations, pension plans, IRAs, Keoghs and trusts.

PL Capital also offers separately managed accounts for qualified institutions and individuals.

All of the Partnerships and accounts are managed by PL Capital Advisors, LLC, PL Capital’s SEC registered investment advisor.

*Subject to limits as specified in the offering materials.