M&A

Astoria reports lower profit, stays mum on nixed sale

01/25/17

The Lake Success, N.Y., company’s bottom line fell 15% on lower net interest income, though its expenses shrank and fee income rose.

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How to boost revenue despite a reg order

01/25/17

Many banks are weighed down with orders tied to the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money-laundering laws. Others are dealing with low Community Reinvestment Act ratings. Bank M&A and branching are typically off the table until such issues are addressed, but that doesn't mean all growth opportunities are gone. Here are some ways constrained banks might be able to add revenue while working through their regulatory challenges.

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Huntington starts to tap into last year’s FirstMerit acquisition

01/25/17

Acquisition pushes quarterly revenues past $1 billion for first time ever.

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New York Community still hunting for a large acquisition

01/25/17

The company wants a big deal to help push it over $50 billion of assets, at which point it will be considered systematically important.

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First Merchants to buy Arlington Bank in Ohio

01/25/17

First Merchants in Muncie, Ind., has agreed to buy Arlington Bank in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

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Investors Bancorp, Bank of Princeton call off planned merger

01/24/17

The deal had been delayed since Investors had been hit with a BSA-related regulatory order.

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Banc of California investor wants company to consider selling

01/24/17

Legion Partners said it has “serious concerns” about the company’s disclosure of inaccurate information.

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How poor communication killed a bank deal

01/24/17

Heritage Oaks in California ended talks with an unnamed institution when it couldn't get a response on a regulatory concern.

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Simmons First to buy First Texas BHC for $462M

01/24/17

The deal comes on the heels of Simmons’ agreement to buy Southwest Bancorp in Oklahoma.

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Hope Bancorp to buy U & I Financial in Seattle

01/23/17

The acquisition is the first for Hope since a transformative merger last year.

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