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6/21/2018
Klein Financial, Inc. (Private; Chaska, MN) has agreed to merge with Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ONB; Evansville, IN)
6/14/2018
MAPFRE Insurance has agreed to sell its subsidiary MAPFRE Insurance Company of New York and the renewal rights to its New Jersey book of business to Plymouth Rock
6/14/2018
Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC; Troy, MI) Closes $276.0 Million Secondary Offering of Common Stock
6/13/2018
First Western Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Booneville, AR) Closes Private Placement of $9.0 Million of 6.75% Fixed to Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due June 2028
6/12/2018
Equity Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQBK; Wichita, KS) has agreed to acquire City Bank and Trust Company (Private; Guymon, OK), a subsidiary of Docking Bancshares, Inc.
6/11/2018
CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR; Nashville, TN) has agreed to acquire Athens Bancshares Corporation (OTCQX: AFCB; Athens, TN)
6/8/2018
F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB) Announces Plans to Divest Consumer Finance Subsidiary Regency Finance Company with Sale to Mariner Finance, LLC
6/7/2018
CRB Group, Inc. (Private; Fort Lee, NJ) Closes Private Placement of $27.0 Million of Senior Notes due 2023
6/7/2018
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI; Chicago, IL) has agreed to acquire Northern States Financial Corporation (OTC Pink: NSFC; Waukegan, IL)
6/6/2018
Trinitas Capital Management, LLC Closes Private Placement of $30.0 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2023
6/5/2018
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC; San Francisco, CA) has agreed to sell 52 retail bank branches in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin to Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC; Troy, MI)
5/31/2018
Signature Bancorporation, Inc. (Private; Rosemont, IL) Closes Private Placement of $15.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due June 2028
5/30/2018
Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Monmouth, IL) has agreed to acquire Andalusia Community Bank (Private; Andalusia, IL)
5/30/2018
County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICBK; Manitowoc, WI) Closes Private Placement of $30.0 Million of 5.875% Fixed to Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due June 2028
5/30/2018
Bank of San Francisco (Private; San Francisco, CA) Closes $10 Million Private Placement of Common Stock
5/29/2018
MNB Bancorp (Private; Milford, MA) has agreed to merge with Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB; Rockland, MA)
5/24/2018
The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Ltd. (NYSE: NTB; Hamilton, Bermuda) Closes Registered Offering of $75.0 Million of 5.25% Fixed to Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due June 2028
5/24/2018
MB Mutual Holding Company (Private; Manasquan, NJ) has agreed to acquire Metuchen, MHC (Private; Metuchen, NJ)
5/23/2018
MapleMark Bank (Private; Dallas, TX) Closes Additional $12.3 Million Offering of Common Stock, Bringing Its Initial Capitalization to $90 Million
5/23/2018
Fortis Financial Inc. Announces Completion of $15 Million Equity Private Placement
5/22/2018
German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GABC; Jasper, IN) has agreed to acquire First Security, Inc. (OTCQX: FIIT; Owensboro, KY)
5/22/2018
Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS; Waterbury, CT) has agreed to sell six branches in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNK; Hartford, CT)
5/22/2018
Bank Leumi USA announced the closing of a strategic investment led by Endicott Management Company and includes MSD Capital, L.P.
5/21/2018
MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI; Chicago, IL) has agreed to merge with Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB; Cincinnati, OH)
5/21/2018
First Commonwealth Bank, a Subsidiary of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF; Indiana, PA), Closes Offerings of $50.0 Million of 4.875% Subordinated Notes due 2028 and $50.0 Million of 5.500% Subordinated Notes due 2033
5/16/2018
Century Next Financial Corporation (OTC Pink: CTUY; Ruston, LA) has agreed to acquire Ashley Bancstock Company (Private; Crossett, AR)
5/16/2018
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR; Uniondale, NY) Closes 144A Offering of $25.0 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2023
5/16/2018
Business Development Corporation of America Completes Offering of $60 Million of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2023
5/13/2018
State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STBZ; Atlanta, GA) has agreed to merge with Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE: CADE; Houston, TX)
5/3/2018
FVCBankcorp, Inc. (OTCQX: FVCB; Fairfax, VA) has agreed to acquire Colombo Bank (OTC PINK: IFSB; Rockville, MD)
5/3/2018
Armanta Corporation has agreed to merge with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM)
5/2/2018
MIAX PEARL (Private; Princeton, NJ) closes its 2018 Equity Rights Transaction
5/2/2018
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY; New York, NY) has agreed to acquire MTGE Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: MTGE; Bethesda, MD)
5/1/2018
First Citizens Financial Corporation (Private; Dawsonville, GA) has agreed to merge with CoastalSouth Bancshares, Inc. (Hilton Head Island, SC)
4/30/2018
Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFFN; Topeka, KS) has agreed to acquire Capital City Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Topeka, KS)
4/30/2018
Financial Engines, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNGN) has agreed to be acquired by Hellman & Friedman LLC
4/30/2018
Sage Bank (Private; Lowell, MA) has agreed to merge with Salem Five Bank (Private; Salem, MA)
4/27/2018
Sutherland Asset Management Corporation (NYSE: SLD; New York, NY) Closes Offering of $50.0 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2021
4/25/2018
WT Holdings Closes Private Placement of $60.0 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2023
4/25/2018
Volunteer State Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Portland, TN) announced that all of its shareholders have entered into an agreement with Gaylon Lawrence Jr. pursuant to which Mr. Lawrence will acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Volunteer State Bancshare
4/25/2018
First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIBK; Billings, MT) has agreed to acquire Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. (OTC Pink: NBCT; Spokane, WA)
4/24/2018
Carolina Trust BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CART; Lincolnton, NC) Closes $18.5 Million Follow-On Offering of Common Stock
4/24/2018
Landmark Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Marietta, GA) has agreed to merge with National Commerce Corporation (NASDAQ: NCOM; Birmingham, AL)
4/24/2018
Charter Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CHFN; West Point, GA) has agreed to merge with CenterState Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: CSFL; Winter Haven, FL)
4/23/2018
First American International Corp. (OTCQB: FAIT; Brooklyn, NY) has agreed to merge with RBB Bancorp (NASDAQ: RBB; Los Angeles, CA)
4/20/2018
Columbia Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLBK; Fair Lawn, NJ), the holding company for Columbia Bank, announced the completion of its minority (MHC) stock offering
4/17/2018
BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) has Agreed to Acquire Private Credit Manager Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”)
4/12/2018
Great Plains Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Hollis, OK) Closes Private Placement of $20.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due April 2028
4/9/2018
Clear Blue Financial Holdings, LLC Closes Private Placement of $25.0 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2025
4/6/2018
Intercontinental BankShares, LLC (Private; West Miami, FL) has agreed to merge with Sunstate Bank (Private; Miami, FL)
3/26/2018
Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ: SFNC; Pine Bluff, AR) Completes Offering of $330.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2028
3/20/2018
TriState Capital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSC; Pittsburgh, PA) Closing Offering of $35.0 Million of Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock
3/16/2018
First National of Nebraska, Inc. (OTC Pink: FINN; Omaha, NE) Closes 144A Offering of $150.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2028
3/16/2018
Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWB; Bloomington, MN) Closes $90.5 Million Initial Public Offering of Common Stock
3/14/2018
Denali Federal Credit Union has agreed to merge with NuVision Federal Credit Union
3/14/2018
Coastway Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWAY; Warwick, RI) has agreed to merge with HarborOne Bancorp, Inc. (MHC) (NASDAQ: HONE; Brockton, MA)
3/13/2018
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR; Uniondale, NY) Closes 144A Offering of $100.0 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2023
3/12/2018
Civista Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CIVB; Sandusky, OH) has agreed to acquire United Community Bancorp (NASDAQ: UCBA; Lawrenceburg, IN)
3/8/2018
Premier Commercial Bancorp (OTC PINK: PRCB; Hillsboro, OR) has agreed to merge with Heritage Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HFWA; Olympia, WA)
3/6/2018
Gibraltar Business Capital Has Been Acquired by Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC)
2/22/2018
Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ: HBHC; Gulfport, MS) Announces Sale of Its Consumer Finance Company, Harrison Finance Company, to First Tower Finance Company, LLC (Private; Flowood, MS)
2/12/2018
Sotherly Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHO; Williamsburg, VA) Closes Offering of $25.0 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2021
2/7/2018
First Mutual Holding Co. (Private; Lakewood, OH) Closes Private Placement of $10.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2028
2/2/2018
Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTS) has Agreed to Acquire a Majority Interest in Sustainable Growth Advisers
2/2/2018
Alliance Partners LLC Has Merged with Congressional Bank
1/30/2018
Sutherland Asset Management Corporation (NYSE: SLD; New York, NY) Completes Offering of $40.0 Million of Senior Secured Notes due 2022
1/29/2018
Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNTY; Mount Pleasant, TX) has agreed to acquire Westbound Bank (Private; Katy, TX)
1/26/2018
Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. (Hoschton, GA) has agreed to merge with Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB; Moultrie, GA)
1/26/2018
Union Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ: UBSH; Richmond, VA) Closes $301.4 Million Secondary Offering of Common Stock
1/23/2018
NewDominion Bank (OTC Pink: NDMN; Charlotte, NC) has agreed to merge with Park National Corporation (NYSEAM: PRK; Newark, OH)
1/18/2018
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI; Blairsville, GA) Completes Offering of $100.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2028
1/16/2018
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) has Agreed to be Acquired by Silver Lake and P2 Capital Partners
1/16/2018
Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPB; Millersburg, PA) has agreed to acquire First Priority Financial Corp. (OTCQX: FPBK; Malvern, PA)
1/11/2018
United American Bank (OTC PINK: UABK; San Mateo, CA) has agreed to merge with Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ: HTBK; San Jose, CA)
1/10/2018
Owner-Insured Hospitals of Mountain States Healthcare RRRG Announces Partnership with Constellation
1/9/2018
Crestmark Bancorp Inc. (Private; Troy, MI) has agreed to merge with Meta Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH; Sioux Falls, SD)