M&A

When four is a charm in bank M&A

03/23/17

It took several offers for First Busey to seal a deal to buy First Community Financial Partners, and the details in a recent public filing of the back and forth between the two Illinois banks show how patience in merger negotiations is a must.

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SI Financial in Conn. to sell trust and asset management business

03/21/17

Plimoth Investment Advisors, a firm owned by two mutuals in Massachusetts, is buying the business.

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Citizens Community in Wis. to buy Wells Financial in Minn.

03/21/17

Citizens will pay about $40 million in cash and stock for the $269 million-asset Wells in a deal set to close in the third quarter.

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M&A secret: Trim the fat before buying someone else

03/17/17

A vital first step for banks looking to grow through mergers and acquisitions is to shrink.

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Incoming ICBA chair eager for D.C. to walk the talk

03/15/17

Scott Heitkamp is encouraged by a more positive tone coming from President Trump. His goal in the next year is to make regulation easier for his fellow bankers.

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Capital Bank Financial said to weigh a sale after approach

03/15/17

Capital Bank Financial in Charlotte is working with advisers to explore a sale after receiving an unsolicited approach, people familiar with the matter said.

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FDIC labels First NBC significantly undercapitalized

03/14/17

The New Orleans company, which recently sold nine branches and $1.3 billion in loans, was ordered to raise more capital or find a buyer.

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First Busey to acquire Mid Illinois Bancorp

03/13/17

First Busey will pay $133 million in cash and stock for Mid Illinois in a deal that should close later this year.

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D+H to be acquired, merged with Misys

03/13/17

The private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners will acquire D+H in a deal valued at $3.57 billion.

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Farmers National to buy Monitor Bancorp in Ohio

03/13/17

Farmers National will pay about $7.8 million in cash and stock for the $43.3 million-asset Monitor in a deal that should close in the second or third quarter.

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