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5/25/2017
First Busey Corp. (NASDAQ: BUSE; Champaign, IL) Closes Offering of $60.0 Million of 4.750% Subordinated Notes due May 25, 2017 and $40.0 Million of 3.750% Senior Notes due May 25, 2022
5/25/2017
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB; Pittsfield, MA) Closes $160.0 Million Follow-On Offering of Common Stock
5/22/2017
Commerce Bancshares Corp. (Private; Worcester, MA) has agreed to merge with Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB; Pittsfield, MA)
5/22/2017
Union Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ: UBSH; Richmond, VA) and Xenith Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: XBKS; Richmond, VA) announce definitive merger agreement
5/22/2017
First Bank (Creve Coeur, MO) has agreed to sell three branches in Missouri to UNICO Bank (Mineral Point, MO)
5/22/2017
First Resource Bank (OTCQX: FRSB; Exton, PA) Closes $4.1 Million Private Placement of Common Stock
5/19/2017
NorthStar Banking Corporation (Private; Tampa, FL) has agreed to merge with Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF; Stuart, FL)
5/17/2017
AltX, Inc. (Private; San Francisco, CA) has agreed to merge with Addepar, Inc. (Private; Mountain View, CA)
5/16/2017
Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SASR; Olney, MD) has agreed to acquire WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFBI; Reston, VA)
5/12/2017
Bank First National Corporation (OTC Pink: BFNC; Manitowoc, WI) has agreed to acquire Waupaca Bancorporation, Inc (Private; Waupaca, WI)
5/12/2017
Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNTY; Mount Pleasant, Texas) Closes $62.1 Million Initial Public Offering of Common Stock
5/9/2017
Two Sigma Securities, LLC (Private; New York, NY) has agreed to acquire the U.S. Options-Market-Making Business of Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IBKR; Greenwich, CT)
5/8/2017
Kalyx Development Inc. (Private; New York, NY) has agreed to merge with and into Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp. (NASDAQ: AAPC; New York, NY)
5/4/2017
Capital Bank Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CBF; Charlotte, NC) has agreed to merge with First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE: FHN; Memphis, TN)
5/4/2017
Palm Beach Community Bank (Private; West Palm Beach, FL) has agreed to merge with Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF; Stuart, FL)
5/2/2017
Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST; Greenville, SC) Closes $26.4 Million Offering of Common Stock
4/27/2017
TowneBank (NASDAQ: TOWN; Portsmouth, VA) has agreed to acquire Paragon Commercial Corporation (NASDAQ: PBNC; Raleigh, NC)
4/27/2017
Folsom Lake Bank (OTC PINK:FOLB, Folsom, CA) has agreed to merge with Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY, Fresno, CA)
4/26/2017
Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFH; Elk Grove Village, IL) Completes Offering of $25.0 Million of 6.625% Senior Notes due 2022
4/25/2017
Elmira Savings Bank (NASDAQ: ESBK) Closes $9.5 Million Private Placement of Common Stock
4/20/2017
Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT; New York, NY) has agreed to acquire KCG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: KCG; New York, NY)
4/20/2017
PCSB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PCSB; Yorktown Heights, NY) has completed its conversion from a mutual holding company to a stock holding company
4/19/2017
Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV; Columbus, GA) has announced a strategic transaction with Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF; McLean, VA) and World’s Foremost Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cabela’s Inc.
4/19/2017
Private Bancorp of America (OTCQB: PBAM; San Diego, CA) Closes $17.0 Million Private Placement of Common Stock
4/19/2017
Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE: CADE; Houston, Texas) Closes $150.0 Million Initial Public Offering of Common Stock
4/17/2017
Stewardship Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SSFN; Midland Park, NJ) Closes $20.7 Million Follow-On Offering of Common Stock
4/6/2017
PacWest Bancorp (Nasdaq: PACW; Beverly Hills, CA) has agreed to acquire CU Bancorp (NASDAQ: CUNB; Los Angeles, CA)
4/3/2017
Home BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOMB; Conway, AR) Closes Offering of $300.0 Million of 5.625% Subordinated Notes due April 15, 2027
3/31/2017
Samuel Lotstein Realty Company, LLC Sells Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center and Portfolio of Triple Net Leased Retail Properties to Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE: UBA) in DownREIT Partnership
3/30/2017
PrivateBancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PVTB; Chicago, IL) has entered into an amended merger agreement with CIBC (TSX: CM; NYSE: CM; Toronto, Ontario)
3/29/2017
First Bank (NASDAQ: FRBA; Hamilton, NJ) has agreed to acquire Bucks County Bank (OTC Pink: BKCS; Doylestown, PA)
3/29/2017
Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPB; Millersburg, PA) has agreed to acquire Scottdale Bank & Trust Company (OTC Pink: SDLJ; Scottdale, PA)
3/27/2017
HNA Capital US Agrees to Acquire a 24.95% Stake in OM Asset Management plc (NYSE: OMAM) from Old Mutual plc (LSE: OML)
3/21/2017
Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: HAFC; Los Angeles, CA) Completes Offering of $100.0 Million of 5.45% Subordinated Notes due 2027
3/13/2017
First Busey Corporation (NASDAQ: BUSE; Champaign, IL) has agreed to acquire Mid Illinois Bancorp, Inc. (Private; Peoria, IL)
3/8/2017
Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR; Baton Rouge, LA) has agreed to acquire Citizens Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Ville Platte, LA)
3/8/2017
Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. Closes Private Placement of $25.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2027
3/7/2017
Astoria Financial Corporation (NYSE: AF; Lake Success, NY) has agreed to merge with Sterling Bancorp (NYSE: STL; Montebello, NY)
3/1/2017
Banc of California NA, a subsidiary of Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC; Irvine, CA), has agreed to the Strategic Sale of its Mortgage Banking Division to Caliber Home Loans (Private; Irving, TX)
2/28/2017
The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (NYSE: NTB; Hamilton, Bermuda) Closes $348.9 Million Secondary Offering of Common Stock
2/24/2017
Civista Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CIVB; Sandusky, OH) Closes $35.0 Million Offering of Common Stock
2/23/2017
Capital Funding Bancorp, Inc. Closes Private Placement of $35.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2027
2/23/2017
NexBank Capital, Inc. Closes Private Placement of $80.0 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2026
2/21/2017
Global Bankers Insurance Group to Acquire Pavonia Holdings (US), Inc.
2/21/2017
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF; Stuart, FL) Closes $198.3 Million Offering of Common Stock
2/17/2017
First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME; Muncie, IN) has agreed to acquire Independent Alliance Banks, Inc. (OTCQX: IALB; Fort Wayne, IN)
2/17/2017
Northpointe Bancshares, Inc. Closes Private Placement of $8.5 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2027
2/16/2017
Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB; Irvine, CA) Closes $53.0 Million Private Placement of Common Stock
2/13/2017
Citywide Banks of Colorado, Inc. (Private; Denver, CO) has agreed to merge with Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF; Dubuque, IA)
2/8/2017
Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLVF) Completes Private Placement Offering of $25.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2027
1/31/2017
Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC; Bryn Mawr, PA) has agreed to acquire Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBPAA; Bala Cynwyd, PA)
1/31/2017
Kingstone Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: KINS; Kingston, NY) Closes $35.4 Million Public Offering
1/26/2017
Centrue Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CFCB; Ottawa, IL) has agreed to merge with Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSBI; Effingham, IL)
1/25/2017
First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME; Muncie, IN) has agreed to acquire The Arlington Bank (Private; Upper Arlington, OH)
1/23/2017
Evans Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE MKT: EVBN; Hamburg, NY) Closes $14.0 Million Follow-On Offering of Common Stock
1/23/2017
U & I Financial Corp. (OTC PINK: UNIF; Lynnwood, WA) has agreed to merge with Hope Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOPE; Los Angeles, CA)
1/22/2017
BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN; High Point, NC) has agreed to merge with Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP; Nashville, TN)
1/17/2017
Renasant Corporation (NASDAQ: RNST; Tupelo, MS) has agreed to acquire Metropolitan BancGroup, Inc. (Private; Ridgeland, MS)
1/11/2017
Jeff Davis Bancshares, Inc. (OTC Pink: JDVB) Completes Private Placement Offering of $17.5 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2027
1/10/2017
Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBI; Warren, PA) has agreed to sell three branches in Central Maryland to Shore Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHBI; Easton, MD)