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12/29/2015
NewDominion Bank (Private: Charlotte, NC) Announces Private Placement of $20 Million of Common Equity and Convertible Preferred Stock
12/21/2015
Hometown Bankshares Corporation (OTC PINK: HMTA) Closes Private Placement of $7.5 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
12/18/2015
Medley Capital Corporation Announces the Closing of its Offering of $70 Million of 6.50% Notes due 2021
12/17/2015
TowneBank (NASDAQ: TOWN; Portsmouth, VA) has agreed to acquire Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRK; Chesapeake, VA)
12/17/2015
Wellesley Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBK) Closes Private Placement of $10.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
12/17/2015
Empire Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: EMPK) Closes Private Placement of $15.25 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
12/17/2015
Alerus Financial Corporation (OTCQX: ALRS) Closes Private Placement of $50.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
12/15/2015
Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY; York, PA) Closes $30.0 Million Follow On Offering of Common Stock
12/14/2015
OA Development-led Joint Venture Acquires Office Property in Atlanta’s Northeast Submarket
12/14/2015
Capital Bancorp, Inc. Closes Private Placement of $13.5 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
12/10/2015
Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAL) Closes Private Placement of $10.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
12/7/2015
Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIBC; Los Angeles, CA) has agreed to merge with BBCN Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBCN; Los Angeles, CA)
12/7/2015
Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) Completes Offering of $250.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
12/3/2015
Pulaski Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: PULB; St. Louis, MO) has agreed to merge with First Busey Corporation (NASDAQ: BUSE; Champaign, IL)
11/30/2015
Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISI; Warsaw, NY) has agreed to acquire Courier Capital (Buffalo, NY)
11/24/2015
Entegra Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ENFC; Franklin, NC) has agreed to acquire Oldtown Bank (Private; Waynesville, NC)
11/23/2015
MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI; Chicago, IL) has agreed to acquire American Chartered Bancorp, Inc. (Private; Schaumburg, IL)
11/23/2015
CommunityOne Bancorp (NASDAQ: COB; Charlotte, NC) has agreed to merge with Capital Bank Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CBF; Coral Gables, FL)
11/23/2015
North State Bancorp Closes Private Placement of $18.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
11/23/2015
Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (OTC Pink: BRBS) Closes Private Placement of $10.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
11/23/2015
LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTXB) Completes Offering of $75.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
11/23/2015
Penn Liberty Financial Corp. (Private; Wayne, PA) has agreed to merge with WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS; Wilmington, DE)
11/23/2015
BNH Financial (Private; Laconia, NH) has agreed to acquire Community Guaranty Corporation (Private; Plymouth, NH)
11/23/2015
Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB, Irvine, CA) Closes $200.0 Million Secondary Offering of Common Stock
11/20/2015
Triad Bancorp, Inc. Closes Private Placement of $5.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
11/18/2015
Avidbank Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: AVBH; Palo Alto, CA) Closes Private Placement of $12.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
11/16/2015
High Point Bank Corporation (OTC Pink: HPTB; High Point, NC) has agreed to merge with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN; High Point, NC)
11/13/2015
Royal Bancshares, Inc. (Private; St. Louis, MO) has agreed to acquire Frontenac Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Earth City, MO)
11/13/2015
First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FGBI; Hammond, LA) Closes $11.1 Million Public Offering of Common Stock
11/12/2015
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI; Itasca, IL) has agreed to acquire NI Bancshares Corporation (OTC Pink: NIBA; Sycamore, IL)
11/9/2015
United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI; Charleston, WV) has agreed to acquire Bank of Georgetown (Private; Washington, DC)
11/9/2015
C1 Financial, Inc. (NYSE: BNK; Saint Petersburg, FL) has agreed to merge with Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (NASDAQ: OZRK; Little Rock, AR)
11/4/2015
Community First Bank (OTC Pink: CFSO; Somerset, NJ) has agreed to merge with Regal Bank (Private; Livingston, NJ)
11/4/2015
BCB Bancorp, Inc. Closes $24.0 Million Follow On Offering of Common Stock
11/3/2015
Floridian Financial Group, Inc. (Private; Lake Mary, FL) has agreed to merge with Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF; Stuart, FL)
11/3/2015
CIFC Corp. (NASDAQ: CIFC) Closes Offering of $40.0 Million of Senior Notes due 2025
10/29/2015
Astoria Financial Corporation (NYSE: AF; Lake Success, NY) has agreed to merge with New York Community Bank (NYSE: NYCB; Westbury, NY)
10/27/2015
Hometown of Homestead Banking Company (Homestead, FL) has agreed to merge with CenterState Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSFL; Davenport, FL)
10/22/2015
Conestoga Bancorp, Inc. (Chester Springs, PA) has agreed to merge with Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNCL; Philadelphia, PA)
10/20/2015
Guaranty Income Life Insurance Company to be Acquired by Kuvare US Holdings, Inc.
10/19/2015
Community & Southern Holdings, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has agreed to merge with Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (NASDAQ: OZRK; Little Rock, AR)
10/19/2015
Revere Bank (Laurel, MD) has agreed to acquire BlueRidge Bank (Private; Frederick, MD)
10/15/2015
BMO Harris Bank N.A. has agreed to sell its Orlando Banking operations, including 14 branches, to Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF; Stuart, FL)
10/14/2015
FCB Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: FCBE) Closes Private Placement of $10.4 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
10/14/2015
CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CVBF; Ontario, CA) has agreed to acquire County Commerce Bank (OTC Pink: CNYB; Oxnard, CA)
10/13/2015
NewBridge Bancorp (NASDAQ: NBBC; Greensboro, NC) has agreed to merge with Yadkin Financial Corporation (NYSE: YDKN; Raleigh, NC)
10/13/2015
Fraternity Community Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: FRTR; Baltimore, MD) has agreed to merge with Hamilton Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBK; Towson, MD)
10/8/2015
Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ: CAC) Completes Offering of $15 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
10/7/2015
Radius Bancorp, Inc. (Boston, MA) Announces Transaction With Investor Group to Recapitalize Bank
10/6/2015
WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFBI; Reston, VA) Closes Private Placement of $25.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
10/2/2015
F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB) Completes Offering of $100 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
10/1/2015
The Carlyle Group has Completed the Sale of a Portion of its Equity Interest in Avalon Advisors to The Cynosure Group
9/30/2015
Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (Springfield, MO) has agreed to acquire 12 branches in St. Louis, MO and related deposits and loans from Fifth Third Bancorp.
9/29/2015
The Phoenix Companies, Inc. to be Acquired by Nassau Reinsurance Group
9/28/2015
Orange County Business Bank (OTC: OCBB; Irvine, CA) has agreed to merge with HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMST; Seattle, WA)
9/25/2015
Newtek Business Services Corp. (Nasdaq Global Market: NEWT) completes $40.8 million upsize of Newtek Small Business Loan Trust 2010-1
9/21/2015
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDGE) Completes Offerings of $40.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025 and $40.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2030
9/17/2015
Midwest BankCentre, Inc. Closes Private Placement of $30.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
9/16/2015
Sunlight Financial LLC Announces Securing $300 Million in Funding Commitments
9/15/2015
Falcon Investment Advisors has Completed the Sale of WealthTrust to a Newly-Formed Portfolio Company of Lee Equity Partners
9/8/2015
Baylake Corporation (NASDAQ: BYLK; Sturgeon Bay, WI) has agreed to merge with Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. (OTCBB: NCBS; Green Bay, WI)
9/3/2015
Eureka Financial Corporation (OTC Pink: EKFC; Pittsburgh, PA) has agreed to merge with NexTier Bank, National Association (Private; Butler, PA)
8/28/2015
Stewardship Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SSFN) Closes Private Placement of $16.6 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
8/26/2015
Hopewell Valley Community Bank (OTC Pink: HWDY; Pennington, NJ) has agreed to merge with Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFBK; Woodbridge, NJ)
8/17/2015
National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPBC; Allentown, PA) has agreed to merge with BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT; Winston-Salem, NC)
8/14/2015
First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM; Irvine, CA) closes $138.0 million follow-on offering of common stock
8/14/2015
BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN; High Point, NC) has agreed to acquire Southcoast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SOCB; Mount Pleasant, SC)
8/13/2015
FC Holdings, Inc. (Private; Sugar Land, TX) has agreed to merge with Pioneer Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Dripping Springs, TX)
8/13/2015
Entegra Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ENFC; Franklin, NC) has agreed to acquire two South Carolina branches with $42 million in deposit relationships from Arthur State Bank (Private; Union, SC)
8/10/2015
Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE:ENV; Chicago, IL) has agreed to acquire Yodlee, Inc. (Nasdaq:YDLE; Redwood City, CA)
8/6/2015
Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation announces private placement of $30 million of 4.75% subordinated notes due 2025
8/5/2015
Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC to acquire Integro Ltd.
8/4/2015
Pascack Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: PSBR; Waldwick, NJ) has agreed to merge with Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: LBAI; Oak Ridge, NJ)
8/4/2015
Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: METR; Harrisburg, PA) has agreed to merge with F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB; Pittsburgh, PA)
7/31/2015
Happy Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Amarillo, TX) Closes $65.0 Million Offering of Subordinated Notes due 2025
7/28/2015
Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOB; Wilmington, NC) closes $81.6 million Initial Public Offering of common stock
7/28/2015
First Independence Corporation (OTC Pink: FFSL; Independence, KS) has agreed to merge with Equity Bancshares, Inc. (Wichita, KS)
7/20/2015
Preferred Bank (NASDAQ: PFBC; Los Angeles, CA) has agreed to acquire United International Bank (Private; Flushing, NY)
7/16/2015
MetaBank, a subsidiary of Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ: CASH; Sioux Falls, SD), has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets and liabilities of Fort Knox Financial Services Corporation (Private; Louisville, KY)
7/15/2015
Provident Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: PVBC; Amesbury, MA), the holding company for The Provident Bank, announced the completion of its minority stock offering
7/10/2015
First State Bancshares, Inc. (Farmington, MO) has agreed to acquire Central Bank, a subsidiary of Central Missouri Shares, Inc. (Lebanon, MO)
7/7/2015
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and Euroclear, along with four leading global banks, have completed a strategic minority investment in AcadiaSoft
7/1/2015
SoTHERLY Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHO; Williamsburg, Virginia) announces closing of $21.3 million public offering of common stock
7/1/2015
Caspar Bentinck Joins Sandler O’Neill as Managing Director
6/30/2015
Citizens Financial Services, Inc. (OTC Pink: CZFS) has agreed to acquire The First National Bank of Fredericksburg (Private)
6/19/2015
Valley National Bancorp (NYSE: VLY) completes offerings of $100.0 million of subordinated notes and $115 million of perpetual preferred stock
6/18/2015
Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: LABC) has agreed to merge with Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBCP)
6/15/2015
First Merchants Corporation anounces sale of First Merchants Insurance Group to USI Insurance Services
6/11/2015
Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT) closes offering of $150.0 million of subordinated notes
6/5/2015
Scituate Federal Savings Bank (Mutual; Scituate, MA) and S-Bank (Mutual; Weymouth, MA) have agreed to combine their two institutions
6/4/2015
Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (Private; Effingham, IL) Closes $50.325 Million Offering of Subordinated Notes due 2025
6/4/2015
Liberty Bank (Mutual: Middletown, CT) has agreed to acquire Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: NVSL; Naugatuck, CT)
6/2/2015
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: WASH; Westerly, RI) has agreed to acquire Halsey Associates, Inc. (New Haven, CT)
6/1/2015
CertusBank, N.A. (Greenville, SC) has agreed to sell the bank’s deposits, certain loans, and branches in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida through four separate transactions
5/29/2015
Premier Valley Bank (OTC Pink: PVLY; Fresno, CA) has agreed to merge with Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF; Dubuque, IA)
5/27/2015
Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (NYSE: CHCT; Franklin, TN) Closes $136.6 Million Initial Public Offering of Common Stock
5/20/2015
First Bank (Creve Coeur, MO) has agreed to sell $154 million in deposit relationships and $32 million in loans and other assets located at eight Florida branches to Fidelity Southern
5/18/2015
Kearny Financial Corp. (NasdaqGS: KRNY; Fairfield, NJ) announced the completion of its second-step conversion from the mutual holding company form of organization to the stock form of organization
5/15/2015
Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. (Hoschton, GA) has agreed to acquire Highland Financial Services, Inc. (Marietta, GA)
5/14/2015
WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFBI; Reston, VA) has agreed to acquire 1st Portfolio Holding Corporation (Private; Fairfax, VA)
5/13/2015
Keystone Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Auburn, AL) has agreed to merge with River Financial Corporation (Private; Prattville, AL)
4/30/2015
First Bank (NASDAQ: FRBA) closes private placement of $22.0 million fixed-to-floating rate subordinated Notes due 2025
4/28/2015
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP; Nashville, TN) has agreed to acquire Magna Bank (OTCQB: MGBK; Memphis, TN)
4/27/2015
CIBC to sell shareholding in Butterfield via share buyback
4/23/2015
Focus Business Bank (OTCQB: FCSB; San Jose, CA) has agreed to merge with Heritage Commerce Corp. (NASDAQ: HTBK; San Jose, CA)
4/22/2015
Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBS) closes private placement of $20.0 million fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due 2025
4/22/2015
Palmetto Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLMT; Greenville, SC) has agreed to merge with United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI; Blairsville, GA)
4/21/2015
Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT; New York, NY) closes $361.2 million Initial Public Offering of common stock
4/17/2015
The Bank of Tampa has agreed to sell one branch office located in Tampa Palms, FL to Jefferson Bank of Florida
4/9/2015
Adams Community Bank (Adams, MA) has agreed to acquire Lenox National Bank (Lenox, MA)
4/8/2015
Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC; Irvine, CA) Completes Offering of $175 Million of Senior Notes and $100 Million of Preferred Stock
4/1/2015
Kingsway Financial Services Inc. Announces Sale of Assigned Risk Solutions Ltd. to National General Holdings Corp.
3/31/2015
CertusBank, N.A. (Greenville, SC) has agreed to sell all deposit relationships located at three North Carolina branches to CommunityOne Bank, N.A. (Charlotte, NC) and Aquesta Bank (Cornelius, NC)
3/31/2015
Centrue Financial Corporation (CFCB) closes offering of $76.0 million capital raise
3/27/2015
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has completed the resolution of Doral Bank (San Juan, PR)
3/26/2015
First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIBK; Billings, MT) has agreed to acquire Absarokee Bancorporation, Inc. (Absarokee, MT) and its subsidiary, United Bank
3/25/2015
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF; Stuart, FL) has agreed to acquire Grand Bankshares, Inc. (Private; West Palm Beach, FL)
3/25/2015
First Security Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSGI; Chattanooga, TN) has agreed to merge with Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Atlanta, GA)
3/10/2015
Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN; Bethesda , MD) closes $100 million follow-on offering of common stock
3/9/2015
Certus Holdings, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has agreed to sell its Small Business Finance unit to BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU; Miami Lakes, FL)
3/9/2015
Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK; San Jose, CA) has agreed to merge with Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL; Phoenix, AZ)
3/2/2015
Square 1 Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQBK; Durham, NC) has agreed to merge with PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW; Los Angeles, CA)
2/25/2015
Colonial American Bank (OTCQB: CBKX; Middletown, NJ) has agreed to merge with OceanFirst FinancialCorp. (NASDAQ: OCFC; Toms River, NJ)
2/23/2015
Sterne Agee Group, Inc. (Birmingham, AL) has agreed to merge with Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF; Saint Louis, MO)
2/18/2015
First NBC Bank Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNBC; New Orleans, LA) announces completion of $60 million private placement of subordinated notes
2/4/2015
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP; Nashville, TN) subsidiary, Pinnacle Bank, has acquired a minority equity interest position in Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc. (Private)
2/2/2015
Sandler O'Neill Hires Two Veteran Fixed Income Traders to Build CMBS Franchise
1/30/2015
Community & Southern Holdings, Inc. (Private; Atlanta, GA) has agreed to acquire Community Business Bank (Private; Cumming, GA)
1/29/2015
Ameris Bancorp Announces Two Strategically Significant Transactions
1/29/2015
First Northwest Bancorp (NASDAQ: FNWB; Port Angeles, WA), the holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles, has completed its offering in connection with the conversion of First Federal from a mutual savings bank to stock
1/22/2015
City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN; Los Angeles, CA) has agreed to merge with Royal Bank of Canada (TSX: RY, NYSE: RY; Toronto, ON)
1/14/2015
Manhattan Bancorp (OTCQB: MNHN; El Segundo, CA) has agreed to merge with Plaza Bank (OTCQB: PLZB; Irvine, CA)
1/12/2015
Virtus Partners announces investment by Aquiline Capital Partners
1/8/2015
Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Mount Pleasant, TX) has agreed to acquire DCB Financial Corporation (Private; Dallas, TX), the holding company of Preston State Bank (Private)
1/7/2015
American Benefits Consulting has been acquired by Alliant Insurance Services
1/6/2015
Lake Michigan Financial Corporation (Private; Holland, MI) has agreed to merge with Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CHFC; Midland, MI)
1/5/2015
Beacon Trust Company, a subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFS; Jersey City, NJ), announces agreement to acquire The MDE Group, Inc.