2009 Press Releases

12/1/2011
Citizens & Northern Corporation (NASDAQ: CZNC, Wellsboro, PA) announced that it has closed its previously announced public offering for total gross proceeds of $20.0 million
12/28/2009
First Chester County Corporation (NASDAQ: FCEC) Announces Agreement to Merge with Tower Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TOBC)
12/25/2009
Provident Financial (NASDAQ: PROV) announced the completion of its previously announced common stock offering for gross proceeds of $11.25 million
12/21/2009
Ocean Shore Holding Co. (NASDAQ: OSHC; Ocean City, NJ) announces the completion of its second-step conversion from the mutual holding company form to the stock form of organization
12/14/2009
Banco Santander S.A. intends to commence tender offer to acquire all shares of Santander BanCorp (NYSE: SBP) for $12.25 per share
12/14/2009
Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG) has agreed to acquire Highbury Financial Inc. (OTCBB: HBRF, HBRFW, HBRFU)
11/25/2009
HF Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: HFFC; Sioux Falls, SD) announced that it has closed its previously announced public offering for total gross proceeds of $23.0 million
11/17/2009
Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCW; Madison, WI) has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 11 branches to Royal Credit Union (Private; Eau Claire, WI).
11/3/2009
First Keystone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: FKFS) Announces Agreement to Merge with Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC).
11/3/2009
OceanFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: OCFC, Toms River, NJ) announced that it has closed its previously announced public offering for total gross proceeds of $50.0 million
10/26/2009
Union Savings Bank to acquire First Litchfield Financial Corporation (OTCBB: FLFL)
10/23/2009
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) has agreed to sell First Republic Bank to a group of investors
9/30/2009
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI; Blairsville, GA) announced that it has closed its previously announced public offering for total gross proceeds of $222.5
9/29/2009
First Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFCH; Charleston, SC) announced that it has closed the previously announced public offeringfor total gross proceeds of $65.0 million
9/28/2009
Old National Bancorp (NYSE: ONB) announced that it has closed the previously announced public offering for total gross proceeds of $207
9/22/2009
United Western Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UWBK) announced that it has closed the previously announced public offering for total gross proceeds of $80 million
9/18/2009
ODYSSEY RE HOLDINGS CORP. (NYSE: ORH) announced today that it has signed a merger agreement with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (TSX and NYSE: FFH)
9/17/2009
Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust (Private: Coral Gables, FL) becomes independent through private investor buyout
9/15/2009
National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPBC) announced the completion of its previously announced common stock offering for gross proceeds of approximately $140.2 million.
9/4/2009
TierOne Corporation (NASDAQ: TONE; Lincoln, NE) has announced the sale of 32 banking centers to Great Western Bank (Sioux Falls, SD).
8/3/2009
First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ: FFBC; Cincinnati, OH) purchases the Banking Operations of Peoples Community Bank through an agreement with the FDIC
7/31/2009
Frontier Financial Corporation has announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with SP Acquisition Holdings, Inc. providing for a capital injection of approximately $455 million in common equity
7/30/2009
FPIC Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPIC) announces definitive agreement to acquire Advocate, MD Financial Group, Inc.
7/28/2009
Smithtown Bancorp, Inc. (SMTB) announced the completion of a $14 million private placement of the bank’s subordinated notes and warrants to purchase up to 350,000 shares of the Bancorp’s common stock
7/27/2009
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) to acquire Harleysville National Corporation (NASDAQ: HNBC)
7/27/2009
CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CVBF) announced today the completion of its previously announced common stock offering for net proceeds of $126 million.
7/16/2009
1st Pacific Bancorp (NASDAQ: FPBN) has agreed to merge with First Business Bank, N.A. (NASDAQ: FBBN)
7/15/2009
First American Financial Management Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Capitol Bancorp, Ltd.’s subsidiary Community Bank of Rowan (Salisbury, NC)
6/24/2009
E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) announced the completion of its common stock offering for gross proceeds of $550 million, comprised of a public offering of 435 million shares and 65 million shares exercised by the underwriters
6/17/2009
Beverly National Corporation (AMEX: BNV) has agreed to merge with Danvers Bancorp Inc. has agreed to merge with Danvers Bancorp Inc.
6/17/2009
Greater Atlantic Financial Corp. (Pink Sheets: GAFC.PK, Reston, VA) has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with MidAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. (Private)
6/9/2009
SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) announced yesterday the completion of its previously announced common stock offering for net proceeds of $1.56 billion.
6/8/2009
First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC) announced on June 8, 2009 that it successfully closed on the sale of 13.8 million of its common shares at a price of $7.50 per share for gross proceeds of $103.5 million, inclusive of the over-allotment option.
6/4/2009
Cowen Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: COWN) has agreed to merge with Ramius LLC
6/3/2009
Carolina Trust Bank (NASDAQ: CART) to acquire Carolina Commerce Bank (Private: Gastonia, NC)
5/27/2009
Central Jersey Bancorp (NASDAQ: CJBK) has agreed to merge with OceanFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: OCFC)
5/15/2009
Sandler O’Neill Research Analysts Earn Top Honors in Analyst Awards
4/30/2009
Four Oaks Fincorp, Inc. (Four Oaks, NC; OTCBB: FOFN) to acquire Nuestro Banco (Raleigh, NC; Private)
4/29/2009
Community First Bank (Private; Corydon, IN) has announced a definitive agreement to merge with First Savings Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSFG; Clarksville, IN)
4/7/2009
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) announces the divestiture of 57 National City Bank branches to First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (FNFG), three branches to Marquette Savings Bank (Erie, PA) and one branch to Emclaire Financial Corp.
4/6/2009
Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ: HTBK; San Jose, CA) has signed an agreement to acquire two California Wachovia Bank branches from Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC; San Francisco, CA)
4/6/2009
FCB Florida Bancorporation, Inc. (Orlando, FL), Parent Company of First Commercial Bank of Florida, and Anderen Financial Inc. (Palm Harbor, FL), Parent Company of Anderen Bank, Jointly Announce the Signing of a Definitive Merger Agreement
4/2/2009
First Community Bancshares, Inc. (Bluefield, VA, NASDAQ: FCBC) to acquire TriStone Community Bank (Winston-Salem, NC, OTCBB: TCMB)
3/31/2009
Christopher Connors and Thomas Oh Join Sandler O’Neill’s Fixed Income Group
3/19/2009
Fentura Financial, Inc. (OTCBB: FETM; Fenton, MI) has entered into an agreement to sell its subsidiary, Davison State Bank, to Hantz Holdings, Inc. (Private; Southfield, MI)
3/11/2009
Great Western Bank (Private; Sioux Falls, SD) has signed an agreement to acquire the Colorado franchise of First State Bancorporation (NASDAQ: FSNM; Albuquerque, NM).
3/10/2009
PAB Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: PABK; Valdosta, GA) has entered into an agreement to privately place $10.3 million of capital
3/2/2009
Bank of Stockton (Private; Stockton, CA) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Sonora, CA branch of Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC; San Francisco, CA), formerly a branch of Wachovia Bank, N.A.
2/18/2009
BMC Bancshares, Inc. (Dallas, TX) has acquired 100% of the outstanding stock of First National Bank, Graford (Graford, TX)
2/18/2009
William Burgess Joins Sandler O’Neill as Managing Director in Investment Banking Group
1/21/2009
Goldfarb Joins Sandler O’Neill as Associate Director in Research Group
1/8/2009
NewStar Financial, Inc. (Boston, MA, NASDAQ: NEWS) to acquire Southern Commerce Bank, N.A. (Tampa, FL)