Phil Colaco

Business Services Leader

CEO | Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

Phil Colaco

650 S. Tryon Street

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Based in Charlotte, Phil is the chief executive officer of Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), Deloitte’s National Investment Banking practice in the United States, which is one of the leading M&A advisors to the middle market.

Phil also leads DCF's Business Services Group. Prior to joining DCF, he served as a managing director and co-founding partner at McColl Partners LLC and led the firm's Financial and Business Services Group. Phil has served as a lead advisor for the sale or acquisition mandates of numerous companies in each of the following industries: human resource services, outsourced software, postsecondary education, corporate training, community banking, and consumer finance, among others. Previously, he was at Bowles Hollowell Conner/First Union Securities and Lehman Brothers.


  • Advisor to Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc., a leading full-service commercial loan provider to healthcare professionals nationwide, in its minority investment from Pinnacle Bank, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.
  • Advisor to ArcaTech Systems, LLC, a global leader in cash automation and payment technologies, on its acquisition of CTS Electronics S.P.A. and five related entities, collectively a global provider of cash, check, and card automation technologies based in Ivrea, Italy
  • Advisor to IQNavigator, Inc., a portfolio company of GTCR LLC, on the sale of its managed services provider division to MSX International Inc.
  • Advisor to VitalSmarts, LC, a global corporate training and leadership development firm, on its sale to PCDHC, a subsidiary of Providence Equity Partners
  • Advisor to Pinnacle Mortgage, a mortgage banking firm, on its sale to Universal American Mortgage, the mortgage banking subsidiary of Lennar Corporation
  • Advisor to The Delta Companies, a provider of healthcare staffing services, on its sale to Mitsui & Co.
  • Advisor to General Information Services, a leading talent acquisition and onboarding solutions provider, on its strategic alternatives review and senior debt financing
  • Advisor to Career Step, a leading online training company, on its recapitalization with DW Healthcare Partners and BB&T Capital Partners
  • Advisor to Omega Training, a leading defense staffing and training company, on its sale to Cubic Corporation
  • Advisor to Bryant & Stratton College, an established postsecondary school, in its recapitalization with Parthenon Capital Partners
  • Advisor to, a leading online mortgage company, on its sale to Capital One

Professional Affiliations

  • Member and former President of ACG Charlotte
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Episcopal School
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina

Education & Certifications

  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business: MBA, Finance and Accounting
  • University of Virginia: BA, Economics

Transactions presented may include transactions for which DCF professionals provided services prior to joining Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC.

Phil Colaco