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Meet Phil Colaco

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

Managing Director
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Charlotte, North Carolina 
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Based in Charlotte, Phil Colaco is a managing director with Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF). Phil leads DCF’s Business Services Group. Prior to joining DCF, Phil served as a managing director and co-founding partner at McColl Partners 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 worked at two nationally recognized investment banks.


  • Advisor to General Information Services, a preeminent talent acquisition and onboarding solutions provider, on its strategic alternatives review and senior debt financing.*
  • Advisor to Capital Bank, a community bank, on its sale to North American Financial Holdings.*
  • Advisor to Career Step, a leading online training company, on its recapitalization with DW Healthcare Partners and BB&T Capital Partners.*
  • Advisor to Global Client Solutions, a transaction processing company, on its recapitalization with Argonaut Private Equity.*
  • Advisor to Omega Training, a leading defense staffing and training company, on its sale to Cubic Corporation.*
  • Advisor to Bryant & Stratton College, a premier postsecondary school, in its recapitalization with Parthenon Capital Partners.*
  • Advisor to PORTA-JON of the Piedmont, a facility services company, on its sale to Prometheus Partners.*
  • Advisor to BURLE Industries, a diversified manufacturing company, on its sale to Photonis Holding SAS.*
  • Advisor to, a leading online mortgage company, on its sale to Capital One.*

Professional Affiliations

  • Member and former president of ACG Charlotte.
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina.

Education & Certifications

  • University of Chicago, the Graduate School of Business: MBA, Finance and Accounting, with Highest Honors
  • University of Virginia: BA, Economics

* References an engagement that was performed by personnel of McColl Partners, LLC prior to the acquisition by DCF of substantially all of the assets of McColl Partners, LLC.


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