Colette Rabbat Taylor Joins Grail Partners

Colette Rabbat Taylor has joined Grail Partners, a merchant bank focused on financial tech and financial services, as a partner. She previously was with Proctor NBF Capital Partners, a private equity affiliate of Putnam Lovell NBF.


Grail Partners LLC, a merchant bank specializing in financial services and financial technology companies, announced today that Colette Rabbat Taylor has become its latest Partner. Ms. Taylor joins from Proctor NBF Capital Partners, a private equity group of Putnam Lovell NBF, where she was responsible for private equity investments in asset management, specialty finance, financial processing and insurance.

“Colette and I worked together when she was a Director in investment banking at Putnam Lovell NBF,” said Donald H. Putnam “where she distinguished herself in financial technology mergers and acquisitions.” Darlene DeRemer, Managing Partner of Grail Partners, said, “Colette is a rare talent in our business – she is a trusted advisor to her clients because of the care and clarity of her advice. She is a perfect fit for Grail Partners.”

Ms. Taylor will work from Grail Partners offices in Geneva, Switzerland and New York. She will join the Investment Committee of Grail Partners and assume responsibility for several portfolio companies of The Chalice Fund, the merchant banking fund of Grail Partners.

Prior to Putnam Lovell NBF, Ms Taylor was Partner at Freeman & Co. LLC, focusing on mergers & acquisitions for financial services firms. She received her B.A. in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

About Grail Partners LLC

Grail Partners LLC is a merchant bank specializing in financial services and financial technology companies. Grail assists selected non-depository financial services firms worldwide with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructuring, and deploys the firm’s capital to incubate new businesses and to re-capitalize existing businesses. Grail’s partners have completed over 200 strategic and capital-raising transactions in the past two decades involving US and non-US companies. Grail is the sponsor of The Chalice Fund, a crossover fund that invests in non-depository financial services. More information on Grail is available at