South Carolina

Community First plans to enter Tennessee with SFB acquisition

10/11/20

The South Carolina company has agreed to buy the parent of Security Federal Bank.

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Bank OZK exits another state by selling branches

07/16/20

The Arkansas bank is selling two South Carolina branches to a credit union just two weeks after announcing plans to divest its branches in Alabama.

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CenterState, South State took parallel paths to a merger

02/26/20

The companies spent much of the past decade completing smaller deals that created complementary footprints in the Southeast.

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Banks find a cheat code to catch up on digital: Merging

01/27/20

CenterState and South State are the latest regionals to announce a deal driven heavily by the need to compete with larger banks that can afford to spend more on cutting-edge technologies.

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CenterState, South State plan $3.2B merger

01/27/20

The deal will create a bank with $34 billion in assets and operations stretching from Virginia to Florida.

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It's a seller's market in the Carolinas

11/18/19

United Bankshares in West Virginia was willing to pay a healthy premium for Carolina Financial, one of a dwindling number of available banks with more than $4 billion in assets.

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United in W.Va. to make big Carolinas push with latest bank deal

11/18/19

The company will pay $1.1 billion for Carolina Financial in Charleston, S.C., in a deal that will add nearly $5 billion in assets.

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North Carolina group switches plan from de novo to M&A

09/06/19

Skip Brown, an executive with the the Winston-Salem Banking Group, says it has signed a letter of intent to buy a community bank three months after withdrawing a charter application.

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Carolina Financial makes bigger inland push with latest bank purchase

07/15/19

The company, based in Charleston, S.C., will by Carolina Trust in western North Carolina for $100 million.

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Select Bancorp selling S.C. branch to Pickens Savings

06/06/19

The North Carolina company will have two branches remaining in South Carolina after the sale closes.

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