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Corsair promotes Kirk to MD

Corsair Capital has named James E. Kirk as a managing director. The appointment is effective immediately. Kirk joined Corsair as a principal in 2004 and prior to that, was an investment banker at JP Morgan, advising on M&A and fundraising.


NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Corsair Capital (“Corsair”), a leading investor in the global financial services industry, announced today that James E. Kirk has been named Managing Director, effective immediately.
Mr. Kirk has been a longtime investment professional at Corsair, serving as Principal since 2004 and as a member of the Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Kirk was an investment banker in the Healthcare group at J.P. Morgan from 2003 – 2004, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising activities.

“Since joining us in 2004, James has made significant contributions to the firm and has become an invaluable member of the Corsair team,” said Ignacio Jayanti, Managing Partner at Corsair. “I am excited for him as he takes this next step, and I’m looking forward to all that he will accomplish in his new role.”

Mr. Kirk serves as a member of the Board of Directors or a board observer at two of Corsair’s portfolio companies—REPAY Holdings, which provides electronic transaction processing services for retailers, and First Eagle Investment Management, an independent asset management firm.

Mr. Kirk earned a B.A. in Economics and a certificate in East Asian Studies from Princeton University.

About Corsair Capital
Corsair Capital LLC, which includes a highly regarded global private equity platform, is a leading investor in the financial services industry. Corsair Capital has invested across a range of geographies and in substantially all of the subsectors of the financial services industry including payments, financial technology, insurance, wealth & asset management, banking and specialty finance. Corsair has more than $5 billion of assets under management.