Growth strategies

Buying spree continues for Horizon in Ind.

05/24/17

The $3.2 billion-asset company agreed to pay $32 million in cash and stock for Lafayette Community Bancorp in a deal that is expected to close in the third quarter.

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Berkshire Hills to move HQ to Boston as part of latest acquisition

05/22/17

The company agreed to buy Commerce Bancshares in Worcester, Mass., in a deal that is expected to close in the next six to nine months.

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Stock offering nixed; N.Y. bank cites market turbulence

05/19/17

Financial Institutions in western New York withdrew plans to raise $40 million.

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Sandy Spring to add heft in northern Va. with WashingtonFirst deal

05/16/17

The Maryland company agreed to pay $489 million in stock in a deal that is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

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Bank First to expand Wisconsin operations with latest acquisition

05/12/17

Bank First has agreed to pay $76 million in cash and stock for Waupaca Bancorp. The company should have nearly $1.8 billion in assets when it completes the deal.

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This promising bank sold itself by acting like a buyer

05/10/17

Stonegate Bank in Florida figured its balance sheet was too small and undiversified to stay independent. But it was choosy in approaching potential buyers and aggressively scrutinized the lead bidder’s loan book.

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Seacoast to buy Palm Beach Community Bank in Florida

05/05/17

Seacoast will pay $71 million in cash and stock in a deal that is expected to close in the third quarter.

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Western Alliance brings back former president with succession in mind

05/04/17

The Arizona company said Kenneth Vecchione would be a candidate to eventually replace CEO Robert Sarver.

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First Horizon to buy Capital Bank in N.C. for $2.2 billion

05/04/17

The acquisition will make the Tennessee company one of the biggest banks in the Southeast with more than $40 billion in assets.

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Guaranty in Texas to become publicly traded — again

05/02/17

The company, which delisted from the Nasdaq in 2005, is looking to raise up to $64 million through an initial public offering.

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