Group files to open Atlanta-area bank


Organizers are planning to raise up to $25 million for Tandem Bank.


To seal deal for State Bank, Cadence sweetens the pot


Cadence has upped the exchange ratio by 10%, a move made necessary by the 40% decline in its stock price since the deal was announced in May.


Trio of Georgia banks plan ambitious merger


The combination of CCF Holding, Heritage Bancorp. and Providence Bank will create a $1 billion-asset institution. Veteran bank investor Kenneth Lehman will be its chairman.


Colony enters western Ga. markets with LBC acquisition


Colony will also gain a loan production office in Atlanta when the transaction closes.


Ameris lands its 'crown jewel' with deal for Fidelity Southern


Ameris has agreed to pay $751 million for Atlanta-based Fidelity; the combined company would have $16 billion in assets.


Morris State expands in southeastern Ga. with FMB acquisition


Morris State will pay $24 million for the parent of Farmers & Merchants Bank.


A bank deal two decades in the making


John Corbett has known the leaders of National Commerce since he helped launch CenterState in 1999. It’s a big reason CenterState is breaking from tradition to hire those executives once it buys the Alabama bank.


CenterState to gain heft with purchase of National Commerce in Alabama


The Florida company will have more than $16 billion in assets, along with increased scale in Georgia, when it buys National Commerce.


Atlantic Capital selling branches in north Georgia, Tennessee


The company is selling 14 branches, including several around Chattanooga, Tenn., and its mortgage business to FB Financial so it can focus on its Atlanta operations and national lending businesses.


Fee income falls at SunTrust, but profits still soar


Strong net interest income and other factors made up for a drop in investment banking and other noninterest income at the Atlanta bank, which reported double-digit earnings growth.