Commerce Street’s Financial Institutions Group practice centers exclusively on serving the needs of the financial services sector. Our goal is to build long-term relationships by providing sound, comprehensive advice, expert structuring and optimum execution to banks, bank-holding companies, and allied businesses. Our bankers and analysts come with deep backgrounds in the banking sector, having served at senior levels in large financial institutions, on Wall Street and in the regulatory community. Since 2007, Commerce Street Capital, LLC has advised clients on 32 merger and acquisition transactions, comprising more than $1 billion in deal value, consistently ranking #1 in our market* as determined by aggregate number of deals in the Southwest.
By creating tailored solutions to meet our clients’ objectives, we become valuable partners. We specialize in:
Commerce Street Capital also has the capability to raise institutional money for financial institutions and investor groups who require larger capital raises. Our expertise is in:
Preston Simons is a Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group for Commerce Street Capital, LLC. Mr. Simons provides analytical support for the team on both sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions, fairness opinions, capital raises, and distressed bank and asset management advisory. Mr. Simons is responsible for the development of projection and merger models, pro forma and valuation analysis, and assisting in running deal processes. He is also involved in the preparation of offering memoranda and management/board presentations.
Mr. Simons joined the firm in June 2010 after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Mathematics and a BBA in Finance.
Mr. Simons is a registered representative and has passed the FINRA Series 7, 79, and 63 examinations.
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