2007 Press Releases

12/20/2007
The Clearing Corporation (Chicago, IL; Private) announces restructuring and investment by global financial institutions focused on OTC derivatives clearings
12/17/2007
IBT Bancorp, Inc. (AMEX: IRW) has agreed to merge with S&T Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: STBA)
12/11/2007
Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana (MHC), (OTCBB: HFBL; Shreveport, LA) and First Louisiana Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Shreveport, LA) have entered into a definitive agreement to merge
12/2/2007
Eagle Bancorp Inc. (Bethesda, MD; NASDAQ: EGBN) and Fidelity & Trust Financial Corporation (Bethesda, MD; Private) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement providing for the acquisition of Fidelity & Trust by Eagle Bancorp.
11/29/2007
Meta Financial Group, Inc (NASDAQ: CASH, Storm Lake, IA) has agreed to sell its subsidiary bank, MetaBank West Central, to Anita Bancorporation (Private, Atlantic, IA)
11/19/2007
Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NITE, Jersey City, NJ) has agreed to acquire EdgeTrade Inc., (Private, New York, NY) for approximately $29.5 million of cash and 2.3 million shares of unregistered Knight stock
11/14/2007
Oritani Financial Corp. (MHC) (Township of Washington, NJ; NASDAQ: ORIT) and Greater Community Bancorp (Totowa, NJ; NASDAQ: GFLS) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement providing for the acquisition of Greater Community.
11/13/2007
Sleepy Hollow Bancorp, Inc. (Private; Sleepy Hollow, NY) has agreed to be acquired by Tompkins Financial Corporation (AMEX: TMP; Ithaca, NY)
11/1/2007
Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) announced today that it entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of John Middleton, Inc., from privately held Bradford Holdings for $2.9 billion in cash.
10/1/2007
Midlands Management Corporation (Private; Oklahoma City, OK) has been acquired by PMA Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PMACA; Blue Bell, PA)
9/26/2007
Washington Banking Company (NASDAQ: WBCO, Oak Harbor, WA) has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Frontier Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FTBK, Everett, WA)
9/19/2007
First Western Bancorp, Inc. (Private: Huron, SD) has agreed to sell its banking subsidiaries to First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (Private: Billings, MT)
9/13/2007
Integra Bank Corporation (Evansville, IN; NASDAQ: IBNK) and Peoples Community Bancorp, Inc. (West Chester, OH; PCBI: PCBI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the merger of Peoples and and Integra.
9/12/2007
ISB Financial Corp. (Pink Sheets: ISBO, Iowa City, IA) and MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSKY, Oskaloosa, IA) have announced their intent to combine through a merger-of-equals transaction
9/10/2007
Great Lakes Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: GLK, Buffalo, NY) has announced its intent to merge with First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG, Lockport, NY
9/7/2007
KNBT Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: KNBT, Bethlehem, PA) and National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPBC, Boyertown, PA) have announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement
9/6/2007
Transcommunity Financial Corporation (OTCBB: TCYF, Glen Allen, VA) has announced it has agreed to merge with Community Bankers Acquisition Corporation (AMEX: BTC, Great Falls, VA)
9/6/2007
George Johns Joins Sandler O’Neill as Principal in Investment Banking Group
9/4/2007
CGH Insurance Group (Private; Birmingham, AL), owner of American Mining Insurance Company, today announced a definitive agreement to be acquired by W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER; Greenwich, CT)
8/30/2007
SCBT Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SCBT; Columbia, SC) has announced the acquisition of TSB Financial Corporation (OTCBB: TSBC; Charlotte, NC)
8/20/2007
KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE: KFN; San Francisco, CA) Announces $230.4 Million Common Share Offering and $270.0 Million Common Share Rights Offering to Common Shareholders
8/15/2007
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP; Nashville, TN) has announced the acquisition of Mid-America Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Nashville, TN)
8/14/2007
Sycamore National Bank (PINK: SYOR; Cincinnati, OH) has announced its intent to merge with LCNB Corp. (OTCBB: LCNB; Lebanon, OH)
8/14/2007
Camden National Bancorp (AMEX: CAC) to acquire Union Bankshares Company (OTCBB: UNBH)
8/10/2007
Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC, Green Bay, WI) has contracted to sell sixteen branch offices to various buyers.
8/10/2007
Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC, Green Bay, WI) has contracted to sell sixteen branch offices tovarious buyers.
8/9/2007
Sandler O’Neill Expands Fixed Income Division With Two Senior Hires
7/17/2007
Raymond Chandonnet Joins Sandler O'Neill Fixed Income Division
6/29/2007
North Atlanta National Bank (OTCBB: NANB, Atlanta, GA) has announced its intent to merge with Shinhan Bank America (Private, New York, NY)
6/28/2007
Banner Corporation (NASDAQ: BANR, Walla, Walla, WA) and NCW Community Bank (Wenatchee, WA) have announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement
6/22/2007
The InterContinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE, Atlanta, GA) has agreed to acquire the Winnepeg Commodity Exchange (Private: Winnepeg, Manitoba, CA)
6/20/2007
Nuveen Investments, Inc. (NYSE: JNC; Chicago, IL) to be acquired by private equity group led by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (Private; Chicago, IL)
6/18/2007
Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBIB, Louisville, KY), has announced its intent to acquire Ohio County Bancshares (Private: Beaver Dam, KY)
6/18/2007
Edgeview Partners, LLC (Private: Charlotte, NC) has agreed to merge with CIT GROUP INC. (NYSE: CIT: New York, NY)
6/12/2007
Newsome and Shields Join Sandler O’Neill’s Research Group
6/11/2007
National Bank of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION; Salt Lake City, UT), has entered into an agreement to sell all eleven of its California branch offices to the County Bank subsidiary of Capital Corp o
6/4/2007
The InterContinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE, Atlanta, GA) has agreed to acquire the Commodity Trading Business of ChemConnect, Inc. (Private; Houston, TX)
6/4/2007
Bangor Savings Bank (Mutual: Bangor, ME) has agreed to acquire Pepperell Bancshares Financial Group, Inc. (Private; Biddeford, ME)
5/31/2007
Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTBI, Pikeville, KY) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Eagle Fidelity, Inc. (PRIVATE: Williamstown, KY)
5/29/2007
Business First National Bank (Private, Santa Barbara, CA) has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Heritage Oaks Bancorp (NASDAQ: HEOP, Paso Robles, CA)
5/29/2007
eSpeed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPD, New York, NY) and BGC Partners have announced their intention to merge
5/21/2007
Peoples BancTrust Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBTC) has agreed to be acquired by BancTrust Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BTFG)
5/18/2007
Progress Bancshares, Inc. (Private, Sullivan, MO) has announced its intent to merge with First State Bancshares, Inc. (Private, Farmington, MO)
5/17/2007
TierOne Corporation (NASDAQ: TONE; Lincoln, NE) has announced its intent to merge with CapitalSource Inc. (NYSE: CSE; Chevy Chase, MD)
5/16/2007
East Penn Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: EPEN, Emmaus, PA) has announced its intent to merge with Harleysville National Corporation (NASDAQ: HNBC, Harleysville, PA)
5/15/2007
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHLB) to acquire Factory Point Bancorp, Inc. (OTCBB: FAPB)
5/13/2007
New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: NYB) to acquire Synergy Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNF)
5/4/2007
Greater Bay Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBBK, East Palo Alto, CA) has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC, San Francisco, CA)
4/17/2007
Affordable Residential Communities Inc. (NYSE: ARC) Announces Sale of Manufactured Home Community Business to Farallon Capital Management, LLC
4/16/2007
Sallie Mae to be Acquired by an Investor Group
4/12/2007
Greater Atlantic Financial Corp. (Pink Sheets: GAFC.PK, Reston, VA) has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Summit Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMMF, Moorefield, WV) in a cash & stock deal and has also entered into a definitive agreement w
4/11/2007
North Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: NOVB, Redding, CA) has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Sterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STSA, Spokane, WA)
4/9/2007
Security Bank Corporation (Macon, GA; Nasdaq: SBKC) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire First Commerce Community Bankshares, Inc. (Douglasville, GA).
3/28/2007
Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB, Tacoma, WA) has announced the acquisition of Mountain Bank Holding Company (OTCBB: MNBH, Enumclaw, WA)
3/27/2007
Lydian Trust Company (Private; Palm Beach, FL) has agreed to sell its subsidiary, Lydian Wealth Management, to City National Corporation (CYN; Beverly Hills, CA).
3/19/2007
Bradford Bancorp, Inc. (Baltimore, MD; Private) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Patapsco Bancorp, Inc. (Dundalk, MD; OTCBB: PATD).
3/14/2007
BNCCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNCC; Bismarck, ND) announced a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of its insurance agency operation, BNC Insurance Services, Inc., to a subsidiary of HUB International, Ltd. (NYSE: HBG; Chicago, IL)
3/5/2007
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (BPFH: Boston, MA) has agreed to acquire Charter Financial Corporation. (Private: Bellevue, WA)
3/5/2007
Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC (Private; New York, NY) has agreed to merge with The Macquarie Group (MBL AU; Sydney, Australia).
2/23/2007
Ridgewood Savings Bank (Private, Ridgewood, NY) has agreed to acquire City & Suburban Financial Corporation (Private, Yonkers, NY) in an all cash transaction.
2/22/2007
1st Pacific Bancorp (OTCBB: FPBN, La Jolla, CA) has announced the acquisition of Landmark National Bank (OTCBB: LMRK, Solano Beach, CA)
2/16/2007
Compass Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBSS: Birmingham, AL) has agreed to merge with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE: BBV; Madrid: BBVA; Madrid, Spain) (“BBVA”)
2/6/2007
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI, Blairsville, GA) has announced the acquisition of Gwinnett Commercial Group, Inc. (Private, Lawrenceville, GA)
1/31/2007
BFC Financial Corporation (NYSE Arca: BFF) announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire Levitt Corporation (NYSE: LEV) headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
1/29/2007
United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI) announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Premier Community Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: PREM) headquartered in Winchester, Virginia.
1/23/2007
WGNB Corp. (NASDAQ: WGNB, Carrollton, GA) has announced the acquisition of First Haralson Corporation (Private, Buchanan, GA)
1/18/2007
Willow Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFBC; Wayne, PA) has agreed to acquire BeneServ, Inc. (Springfield, PA)
1/18/2007
Superior Bancorp (NASDAQ: SUPR, Birmingham, AL) has announced its intent to acquire People’s Community Bancshares, Inc. (Private, Sarasota, FL)
1/11/2007
UCBH Holdings, Inc., the holding company of United Commercial Bank, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Chinese American Bank.