2010 Press Releases

12/21/2010
Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFFND; Topeka, KS) announces the completion of its second-step conversion into the stock form of organization
12/21/2010
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHLB; Pittsfield, MA) has agreed to acquire Legacy Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEGC; Pittsfield, MA)
12/17/2010
United Bancorp, Inc. (OTCBB: UBMI) announced today that it has closed its previously announced public offering of 7,583,800 shares of common stock at a price of $2.50 per share for total gross proceeds of approximately $19.0 million
12/16/2010
UNITED BANKSHARES (NASDAQ: UBSI) to acquire CENTRA FINANCIAL HOLDINGS (Pink:CFHZ)
12/10/2010
Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WTFC) announces closing of offerings of common stock and tangible equity units
12/2/2010
Tom O'Neill Retires from Sandler O'Neill
11/30/2010
MERCER INSURANCE GROUP (NASDAQ: MIGP) announces sale to UNITED FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY (NASDAQ: UFCS) for $28.25 per share in cash
11/22/2010
First Marblehead Corporation (NYSE: FMD; Boston, MA) has agreed to acquire Tuition Management Systems (TMS) from KeyBank, N.A.
11/4/2010
Sandler O'Neill Announces Minority Investment by Kelso & Company and The Carlyle Group
11/3/2010
AmericanWest Bancorporation (OTBCC: AWBC; Spokane, WA) on October 27 announced an agreement to raise up to $200 million in additional capital for its wholly-owned subsidiary AmericanWest Bank.
10/29/2010
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. has acquired the Prime Dealer Services unit of Fortis Securities, controlled by France's BNP Paribas SA
10/25/2010
Community Bank System (NYSE: CBU; DeWitt, NY) has agreed to acquire The Wilber Corporation (AMEX: GIW; Oneonta, NY)
10/22/2010
FNBNY Bancorp, Inc. (FNBNY) and its parent, Modern Capital Partners L.P. have agreed to acquire Madison National Bancorp Inc. (OTCBB: MNBZ; Hauppauge, NY)
10/15/2010
Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (Effingham, IL) acquires loans and deposits of Westbridge Bank and Trust (Chesterfield, MO) from the FDIC in a Loss-Sharing Transaction
10/15/2010
Chemung Financial Corporation (OTCBB: CHMG; Elmira, NY) has agreed to acquire Fort Orange Financial Corp. (OTCBB: FOFC; Albany, NY)
10/12/2010
Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: BHLB; Pittsfield, MA) has agreed to acquire Rome Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: ROME; Rome, NY)
10/8/2010
Beecher Carlson announces sale of T.R. Jones & Company and Kraft Insurance Agency
10/6/2010
Opus Bank completes $460 million recapitalization and name change from Bay Cities National Bank
10/6/2010
Old National Bancorp (NYSE: OSB; Evansville, IN) has agreed to acquire Monroe Bancorp (NASDAQ: MROE; Bloomington, IN)
10/6/2010
National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPBC; Boyertown, PA) announced the execution of a $150 million common stock investment agreement with Warburg Pincus
9/1/2010
ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) has entered into an agreement to acquire American Physicians Service Group (AMPH)
8/31/2010
Pacific Capital Bancorp (NASDAQ: PCBC; Santa Barbara, CA) today annouced the closing of its $500 million investment from a subsidary of Ford Financial, L.P.
8/26/2010
Sterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STSA; Spokane, WA) announced the closing of its private placement of common and preferred stock for gross proceeds of $730M
8/20/2010
Urban Partnership Bank (Chicago, IL) Acquires Loans and Deposits of Shorebank (Chicago, IL) from the FDIC in a Loss-sharing Transaction
8/19/2010
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) to acquire NewAlliance Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE: NAL)
8/13/2010
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI, Itasca, IL) Acquires Loans and Deposits of Palos Bank and Trust Company (Palos Heights, IL) from the FDIC in a loss-sharing transaction
8/9/2010
WSFS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: WSFS) announced the completion of its approximately $50 million common stock offering
7/15/2010
Florida Bank Group, Inc. (Tampa, FL; Private) has agreed to acquire Anderen Financial, Inc. (Palm Harbor, FL; Private)
7/15/2010
People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT; Bridgeport, CT) has agreed to acquire LSB Corporation (NASDAQ: LSBX; North Andover, MA)
7/15/2010
People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT; Bridgeport, CT) has agreed to acquire Smithtown Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMTB; Hauppauge, NY)
6/30/2010
Porter Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBIB, Louisville, KY) announced today that it completed a $27.0M stock offering in a private placement to select institutional, accredited investors
6/29/2010
Eastern Bank Corporation (Private; Boston, MA) to acquire Wainright Bank & Trust Company (NASDAQ: WAIN; Boston, MA)
6/24/2010
Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK, Philadelphia, PA) announced that it has closed its previously announced public offering of $15M shares of common stock at a price of $2.00 per share for total gross proceeds of $30M
6/24/2010
WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS) announced it has signed a definitive agreement with National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPBC) to acquire NPBC's wholly-owned subsidiary, Christiana Bank & Trust Company, headquartered in Greenville, Delaware
6/21/2010
Preferred Bank (NASDAQ: PFBC) announced the completion of a $77 million private placement of Manditorily Convertible Non-Cumulative Non-Voting Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A
6/21/2010
Heritage Commerce Corp. (SASDAQ: HTBK; San Jose, CA) announces the closing of its private placement of convertible preferred stock for gross proceeds of $75 million
6/15/2010
Carlos Mendez Joins Sandler O'Neill; Firm Creates Structured Finance Group
5/25/2010
Intervest Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCA) announced the sale of $207 million in non-performing and underperforming assets and the sale of $4.25 million of Class A common stock
5/25/2010
Kearny Financial Corp. (MHC) (NASDAQ: KRNY; Fairfield, NJ) to acquire Central Jersey Bancorp (NASDAQ: CJBK; Oakhurst, NJ)
5/21/2010
FirstMerit Corporation (NASDAQ: FMER) has completed its $315 million common stock offering
5/14/2010
Financial Times/Starmine Names Sandler O'Neill Analyst Richard Repetto 'Analyst of the Year'
5/14/2010
Evans Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBN) announced the completion of its previously announced common stock offering of 1,222,000 shares at $12.00 per share for gross proceeds of $14.7 million.
5/10/2010
First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (OTCBB: FMBH; Mattoon, IL) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 10 branches from First Banks, Inc. (Private; Clayton, MO).
5/5/2010
Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (OTCBB: FMBH; Mattoon, IL) has entered into definitive agreement to acquire 10 branches First Banks, Inc. (Private; Clayton, MO)
5/5/2010
Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBI; Warren, PA) to acquire NexTier, Inc. (Private; Butler, PA)
4/23/2010
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI; Itasca, IL) acquires loans and deposits of Peotone Bank and Trust Company (Peotone, IL) from the FDIC in a loss-sharing transaction
4/22/2010
North Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: NOVB; Redding, CA) today announced the closing of its private placement of mandatorily convertible preferred stock for gross proceeds of $40 million.
4/20/2010
Donegal Financial Services Corporation agrees to acquire Union National Financial Corporation
4/2/2010
Herald National Bank (NYSE AMEX: HNB) announced on April 2, 2010 the completion of a private placement of 10.7 million shares of its common stock and Series A preferred stock at $3 per share
4/1/2010
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI; Blairsville, GA) announces the sale of 25% of its non-performing assets and a $65 million capital facility
3/30/2010
Investors Bancorp, Inc. (MHC) (NASDAQ: ISBC; Short Hills, NJ) to acquire 17 branches from Millennium BCPBank (Private; Newark, NJ)
3/29/2010
Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORRF) announced the completion of its previously announced common stock offering for gross proceeds of approximately $40.0 million.
3/22/2010
29West, Inc. (Warrenville, IL) has been acquired Informatica Corporation (Redwood City, CA; NASDAQ: INFA)
3/12/2010
Heritage Oaks Bancorp (NASDAQ: HEOP) announced Heritage Oaks Bancorp (NASDAQ: HEOP) announced $60 million private placement
3/12/2010
Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBCP; Lafayette, LA) acquires loans and deposits of Statewide Bank
3/1/2010
TSYS (NYSE: TSS) Forms merchant acquiring joint venture with First National Bank of Omaha
2/19/2010
FirstMerit Corporation (NASDAQ: FMER; Akron, OH) acquires loans and deposits of George Washington Savings Bank (Orland Park, IL) from the FDIC in a loss-sharing transaction
2/8/2010
Fred White Joins Sandler O’Neill as Managing Director in Investment Banking Group
2/1/2010
SCBT Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SCBT; Columbia, SC) acquires loans and deposits of Community Bank & Trust (Cornelia, GA) from the FDIC in a loss-sharing transaction
2/1/2010
Community & Southern Bank (Private; Carrollton, GA) completes capital raising transaction and acquires the assets and deposits of First National Bank of Georgia (Carrollton, GA) from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC")
1/8/2010
Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFSL; Seattle, WA) acquires loans and deposits of Horizon Bank (Bellingham, WA) from the FDIC in a loss-sharing transaction
1/8/2010
Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFSL; Seattle, WA) acquires loans and deposits Seattle, WA) acquires loans and deposits FDIC in a loss-sharing transaction