FNS Bancshares in Ala. wades into Georgia with small bank acquisition


FNS Bancshares has agreed to buy Catoosa Bancshares in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., in all-cash deal.


Equifax reaches deal with 8 states on steps to avoid future breaches


Under a consent order with Texas and seven other states, the Atlanta-based credit reporting firm agreed to shore up its information security efforts, but it will not have to pay any financial penalties.


From slow courtship to full-court press: How Cadence landed State Bank


Cadence first discussed a deal with the Atlanta target four years ago. But negotiations picked up steam once it was clear State Bank had other suitors.


Speed worked to CenterState's advantage in Atlanta deal


Charter One wanted to sell itself quickly because it feared valuations had peaked, and CenterState was able to beat other potential suitors to the punch.


CEO succession plan outlined at Ga. bank


Ameris Bancorp said that Edwin Hortman will step down as president and CEO in July but will continue as chairman.


What made a Georgia bank pivot from IPO to sale?


Brand Group in Georgia was mulling a public offering but it opted to test the waters as a seller first. That decision led to one of the biggest deals announced this year.


Why these three de novos went nowhere


A lack of talent, capital and good business planning proved fatal for bank organizers in California and Georgia.


SouthCrest in Georgia sells largest foreclosed property


The company has also hit its goal of having half of total loans tied to customers around Atlanta.


Cadence’s patience on M&A pays off with big score in Atlanta


State Bank popped up on the Houston company’s radar eight years ago, but management waited until now to strike.


Cadence finds its 'gem' with agreement to buy State Bank Financial in Atlanta


The Houston company had been an interested, but selective, acquirer before announcing this year's biggest bank deal.