Growth strategies

Keweenaw expands closer to Detroit with deal for North Star

09/18/19

The company will pay $42 million in cash for the parent of Main Street Bank in southeastern Michigan.

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Summit Financial returns to M&A to build scale in West Virginia

09/18/19

The company will pay $29 million for Cornerstone Financial Services.

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FB Financial to enter new Ky. market with FNB acquisition

09/18/19

The Tennessee company will gain access to the Bowling Green, Ky., market as part of the $52 million deal.

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Georgia bank agrees to sale to Florida credit union

09/17/19

First Commerce Credit Union's agreement to buy Citizens Bank brings to 14 the number of deals this year in which a credit union is buying a bank.

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Reliant Bancorp adding scale in key Tennessee market with acquisition

09/16/19

The company agreed to buy Tennessee Community Bank Holdings, which has operations just west of Nashville.

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Employees are the real value in acquisitions, veteran bank buyers say

09/16/19

A seller's assets and deposits lose some luster if the best and brightest who helped bring in the business leave after a deal closes.

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Serial bank buyers' refrain: The fundamental things apply

09/15/19

Geographic scale and low-cost funding are the foundation of a good deal, seasoned bank acquirers said in a panel discussion.

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SoFi makes big bet on the NFL with L.A. naming rights deal

09/15/19

The online lender's name will go on a glitzy new stadium in Inglewood, Calif., that is scheduled to open next year. The big question is whether the 20-year deal will contribute to profitability, which SoFi has yet to achieve on a consistent basis.

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Washington Federal changes its bank's name

09/13/19

The Seattle company rebranded as WaFd Bank to address confusion that it might have ties to the federal government.

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Bankers fight back against credit union takeovers

09/12/19

An increase in credit union acquisitions of banks has been a blow to the morale of many commercial bankers, and some of their trade organizations are trying to slow down the trend. There may be little they can do.

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