Trust and stability,
with a touch of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Emigrant Capital is the private investment division of Emigrant Bank, the nation’s largest family-owned and operated bank. We invest directly from the bank's balance sheet, bringing broad financial capabilities, operational expertise, and longstanding industry relationships.

A Different Type of Equity Partner

Long-Term Patient Capital

We are part of a multi-generational family business and work with management teams to develop strategies based on companies’ long-term goals, rather than being driven by arbitrary timelines and fundraising cycles.

Flexible Investment Structures

We have the ability to tailor our financing solutions to each unique situation. We make both non-control and majority investments, and can provide capital in the form of debt, equity and hybrid securities.

Focus On Growth

Our goal is to help superior companies and management teams realize their full potential. We take a conservative approach when incorporating third-party debt, allowing management to focus on growth.

True Partnership

We believe equity partners should add value beyond just capital. We help companies achieve their operational and growth objectives, providing assistance with strategic planning, optimizing operations, and leading the development and execution of acquisition plans.​

We invest between $5 million and $30 million in businesses generating between $2 million and $15 million in EBITDA.

Our History Defines Who We Are

Emigrant has a long history of supporting the community, from financing the establishment of Central Park to aiding the recoveries following 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. This commitment to community and the customers we serve has enabled the Bank to expand its operations, establish trust, and build its reputation as a sound and responsible financial institution. 

Core Values

Our motto is “Family to Family”. We believe good partnerships are built on honest communication and fair dealing. These values have been built over many generations by both Emigrant Bank and the Milstein family.

Emigrant Savings Bank

Emigrant Bank was established in 1850 and has been a trusted New York City institution for almost two centuries.

Our History Defines Who We Are

Emigrant Capital Corporation is the private investment division of Emigrant Bank, the nation’s largest family-owned bank. Emigrant has a long history of supporting civic projects, going back to the construction of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and the establishment of Central Park. This commitment to community and the customers we serve has enabled the bank to expand its operations, establish trust with its clients, and build its reputation as a sound and responsible financial institution.

Our Core Values

Our motto is “Family to Family”. We believe good partnerships are built on honest communication and fair dealing. These values have been built by both Emigrant Bank and the Milstein Family over many generations.
Emigrant Savings Bank 42nd Street - Photo credit: Geraldshields11 (Wikimedia Commons)

Emigrant Bank was established in 1850 and has been a trusted
New York City institution for almost two centuries.

$10 - 100

Million of Revenue

$2 - 15

Million of EBITDA

$5 - 30

Million per Investment

Investment Criteria

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Business Services

Consumer Lifestyle

Representative Current and Past Partner Companies

Our Solutions

We actively seek opportunities to partner with top-tier entrepreneurs and experienced operators.

For Business Owners & Families

ECC understands that it is paramount for the owners to preserve the reputation of the company.

For Advisors

We understand that advising and identifying the best solution for each client is your primary mandate.

For Independent Sponsors

We actively seek opportunities to partner with top-tier independent sponsors and experienced operators.

Our Team

Our firm is led by Howard P. Milstein and the Milstein family, widely acknowledged for their integrity and success over four generations investing in real estate, banking, manufacturing, technology, international business and philanthropy.

Investment Team

Chris Staudt
President
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Chris Staudt
President
Office: 917-262-5245
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Experience
Chris is the President of Emigrant Capital Corp., which he joined in 2007. Prior to joining ECC, he was a founding member of Environmental Capital Partners, a middle-market private investment firm funded in part by Emigrant Bank. Before joining Emigrant, he spent the majority of his career in middle-market private equity and investment banking. In addition to his investing experience, Chris worked in rural Haiti as a Peace Corps Volunteer where he designed and implemented numerous community-based programs.
Education
Chris received a B.A. in Physics from Pomona College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Bill Staudt
Vice Chairman
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Bill Staudt
Vice Chairman
Office: 917-262-5242
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Experience
Bill Staudt is Vice Chairman of Emigrant Capital Corp. and an active member of its investment team. Prior to joining ECC in 2007, he was Managing Partner of Environmental Capital Partners, a middle-market private investment firm funded by Emigrant Bank. Before joining Emigrant, Bill spent the majority of his career as an entrepreneur, acquiring and operating multiple businesses. He also led leveraged buyouts of middle-market companies in the United States and Europe, and has experience as a commercial and residential real estate developer.
Education
Bill received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School
Rafael Romero
Principal
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Rafael Romero
Principal
Office: 917-262-5243
Email:
Experience
Rafael is a Principal at Emigrant Capital Corp. and has responsibilities for deal origination, transaction execution, and portfolio management. Prior to joining ECC in 2016, he was an Investment Professional at Prospect Capital Management, a $5 billion publicly traded business development company where he was responsible for originating, executing and managing private equity and debt investments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Prospect, he was an Analyst at Rockwood Equity Partners, an operationally orientated private equity fund, where he was responsible for transaction sourcing, analysis, due diligence and financing of lower-middle market industrial and service companies.
Education
Rafael received a B.A. in Business Administration from Augustana College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Christopher Hammond
Executive Vice President
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Christopher Hammond
Executive Vice President
Office: 212-850-4407
Email:
Experience
Chris Hammond is an Executive Vice President at Emigrant Capital, which he joined in 2009. he has responsibility over the execution, monitoring, and management of its varied investments as well as the financial and regulatory aspects of the business. Prior to joining ECC, he was Vice President of life science and general private equity investing at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. He has also spent time in real estate investment analysis at Heitman Ltd., and economic consulting with Laffer, Canto and Associates, as well as strategic management consulting.
Education
Chris received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
Duncan Rogers
Senior Analyst
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Duncan Rogers
Senior Analyst
Office: 917-262-5244
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Experience
Duncan Rogers is a Senior Analyst at Emigrant Capital Corp., where he is responsible for transaction analysis, due diligence, and financial and operational modeling. Prior to joining ECC, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Consumer & Industrial Products Group at Matrix Capital Markets Group.
Education
Duncan received a B.A. in Finance from the University of Richmond.
Jordan Campbell
Analyst
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Jordan Campbell
Analyst
Office: 917-262-5249
Email:
Experience
Jordan Campbell is an Analyst at Emigrant Capital Corp., where he is responsible for transaction analysis, due diligence, and financial and operational modeling. Prior to joining ECC, he interned with Wells Fargo & Company as an Analyst for an Investment Manager.
Education
Jordan received a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University.

Executive Management

Howard Milstein
Howard Milstein
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Howard Milstein
Howard Milstein
Howard Milstein is Chairman and CEO of New York Private Bank and Trust, Emigrant Bank, Milstein Properties, and various Milstein Brothers operations throughout New York and Chicago.

His civic and philanthropic efforts include Chairman of the American Skin Association, Trustee Emeritus and Presidential Counsellor of Cornell University, Overseer of Cornell Medical College, among others. He is a member of the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee and of the Executive Committee of the HLS Dean’s Advisory Board. Mr. Milstein earned a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Cornell University and earned J.D./M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University.
Barry Friedberg
Barry Friedberg
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Barry Friedberg
Barry Friedberg
Barry Friedberg is Co-Chairman of the Boards of Directors of New York Private Bank & Trust and Emigrant Bank. Prior to joining the Milstein Organization, he was an Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of Merrill Lynch. From 1985 to 1994 Mr. Friedberg ran the Global Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was head of the mergers and acquisitions group of A. G. Becker and Co. Mr. Friedberg is a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Investment Committee of the New York City Ballet. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New York City Ballet from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Friedberg is a graduate of Princeton University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Our Team

Our firm is led by Howard P. Milstein and the Milstein family, widely acknowledged for their integrity and success over three generations investing in real estate, banking, manufacturing, technology, international business and philanthropy.

Select Affiliates

We work with a wide network of affiliates, providing their companies with support and receiving support in return. These affiliates enhance and diversify our expertise and resources.

Summitas

Contact Us

For general inquiries or to submit an
investment proposal, please contact:

Rafael Romero

Principal

Contact Us

For general inquiries or to submit an
investment proposal, please contact:

Rafael Romero

Principal

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Industry:

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Investment Date:

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Investment Type:

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Industry:

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Investment Type:

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Industry:

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Investment Date:

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Investment Type:

Minority Growth Capital

Industry:

Industrial Technology

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