Daily News: May 1, 2012

Broadhaven Capital Partners Adds Denton as Partner


Broadhaven Capital Partners announced that Jim Denton has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Denton previously led the Financial Institutions Group at Rothschild in New York where he worked on a broad range of U.S. and cross-border M&A and restructuring transactions, including the sale of Gresham Investments to Nuveen and recapitalizations of Butterfield Bank, Doral Financial Corporation, Centerline Holdings and Syncora Holdings.

“Jim has a well-deserved reputation as one of the leading investment bankers specializing in financial institutions,” said Broadhaven co-founder Jerry von Dohlen. “Following a long career with Rothschild and J.P. Morgan, Jim’s expertise is unmatched and we’re thrilled to have someone of his caliber join Broadhaven as a partner.”

Prior to Rothschild, Denton was a founding member of J.P. Morgan’s Financial Institutions Group and headed the Bank and Specialty Finance M&A team. He has been closely involved in many significant M&A transactions that have helped to transform the banking industry, including the sale of EAB to Citigroup, sale of First Security to Wells Fargo, sale of Corestates Financial to First Union and the IPO and spin-off of Capital One by Signet Bank. At J.P. Morgan, Denton also headed coverage of the asset management and brokerage sectors and has been involved in a number of notable U.S. and cross-border transactions.

“Broadhaven’s success has been built on long-term relationships with clients, being with them every step of the way, and demonstrating deep knowledge and versatility at every stage of a company’s growth, particularly in the most complex merger and capital advisory situations,” said Denton. “I am excited to join this talented and experienced team and to broaden the firm’s coverage of the financial services industry