SmartFinancial's latest deal involves expansion in middle Tennessee


The company will also gain branches in northern Alabama when it buys Tennessee Bancshares.


First Horizon in Tenn. raises cost-cutting goal for Capital Bank deal


The company also set high expectations for revenue opportunities while projecting it will deliver at 15% return on equity in 2019.


CapStar in Tenn. presses Fed to reject investor's change in control notice


CapStar in Tenn. claims Gaylon Lawrence violated the Change in Bank Control Act by building a 10% stake without prior Fed approval. The company is convinced Lawrence's long-term plan includes a hostile takeover.


Apex Bank in Tenn. to buy two branches from Capital Bank


The Tennessee branches are being sold as part of First Horizon's deal to buy Capital.


Franklin Financial in Tenn. takes second swipe at bank acquisition


The company has reapplied to buy Civic Bank more than a year after a regulatory snag forced it to put the deal on ice.


Bank tries to rebuff investor by labeling him holding company


CapStar Financial is suing an investor on claims he misled other shareholders and is trying to skirt bank holding company laws.


Former Avenue bankers look to form bank in Tennessee


Studio Bank aims to become the first de novo in Nashville in nearly a decade.


Behind a Georgia bank’s long and winding succession plan


Lynn Harton was finally named CEO of United Community Bank after a five-year apprenticeship, though Jimmy Tallent remains CEO of the parent company. The executives have long touted an ability to bounce ideas off each other as a reason for United's success.


Pinnacle's 2Q results show gains in old and new markets


The Tennessee company reported higher profit that reflected its June purchase of BNC Bancorp and nearly $670 million of organic loan growth during the second quarter.


First Horizon is getting ready to join the $50B club


Buying Capital Bank puts the company on a fast track for more regulatory scrutiny. Executives are identifying ways to boost revenue and taking other measures so it can handle the change.