2011 Press Releases

12/21/2011
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDGE) announces completion of Registered Direct Offering of common stock
12/16/2011
Summit Financial Enterprises, Inc. (Private; Panama City, FL) assumes deposits and acquires assets of Premier Community Bank of the Emerald Coast (Crestview, FL), under Purchase and Assumption Agreement with FDIC
12/8/2011
Viewpoint Financial Group (NASDAQ: VPFG) to acquire Highlands Bancshares (Private; Dallas, TX)
12/5/2011
Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNCL) has agreed to acquire SE Financial Corp. (Pink Sheets: SEFL)
11/30/2011
Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Bay Bank & Trust Co. (Private; Panama City, FL) announce definitive merger agreement
11/22/2011
Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMBC) announces completion of Public Offering of common stock
11/22/2011
Manhattan Bancorp (OTCBB: MNHN; El Segundo, CA) has agreed to merge with Professional Business Bank (Private; Pasadena, CA)
11/22/2011
Cottonwood Residential O.P., LP. acquires property manager and advisor
11/21/2011
Sandler O’Neill Principal Joseph Longino Appointed to Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council
11/16/2011
Home BancShares, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: HOMB; Conway, AR) subsidiary Centennial Bank has agreed to acquire 17 branches and substantially all assets and liabilities from Vision Bank, a subsidiary of Park National Corporation (NYSE: PRK; Newark, OH)
11/7/2011
First Independent Bank, has entered into a purchase and assumption agreement in which Sterling Financial Corporation’s subsidiary, Sterling Savings Bank will acquire certain assets and liabilities and the banking operations of First Independent Bank
11/1/2011
BankAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BBX) announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its wholly owned bank subsidiary, BankAtlantic, to BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT)
10/24/2011
1st United Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUBC; Boca Raton, FL) has agreed to acquire Anderen Financial, Inc. (Private; Palm Harbor, FL)
10/20/2011
Tim O’Connor Joins Sandler O’Neill; Establishes Recapitalization and Advisory Services Group
10/14/2011
NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC. (NASDAQ: NFBK; Avenel, NJ) assumes all deposits and acquires assets of First State Bank, Cranford, New Jersey, under Purchase and Assumption Agreement with FDIC
10/13/2011
Old National Bancorp (NYSE: ONB, Evansville, IN) agrees to sell deposits from former Chicago-area Integra branches to First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI, Itasca, IL)
10/7/2011
First BanCorp (NYSE: FBP; San Juan, PR) completes $525 million capital raise
9/15/2011
Happy Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Canyon, TX) has agreed to acquire Signature Bancshares, Inc.(Private; Dallas, TX)
9/8/2011
Viking Bank (Seattle, WA) has agreed to merge with AmericanWest Bank (Spokane, WA)
8/31/2011
Beach Business Bank (OTCBB: BBBC; Manhattan Beach, CA) has agreed to merge into a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Pactrust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPTB; Chula Vista, CA)
8/17/2011
Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC; Short Hills, NJ) has agreed to acquire Brooklyn Federal Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFSB; Brooklyn, NY)
7/31/2011
First Niagara Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FNFG; Buffalo, NY) has agreed to acquire 195 branches and $15 billion in deposits from HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
7/29/2011
Old National Bancorp (NYSE: ONB, Evansville, IN) acquires loans and deposits of Integra Bank NA (Evansville, IN) from the FDIC in a Loss-Sharing Transaction
7/27/2011
Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN; Bethesda, MD) has agreed to acquire Alliance Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ: ABVA; Chantilly, VA)
7/19/2011
BetaPro Management Inc. to sell majority interest to Mirae Asset Global Investments
7/6/2011
TrustCo Bank Corp NY (NASDAQ: TRST) announces completion of public offering of common stock
6/27/2011
Macatawa Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: MCBC) completes public and rights offerings of common stock for combined gross proceeds of $20.50 million
6/8/2011
John Butler Joins Sandler O’Neill as Managing Director in Investment Banking Group
6/6/2011
RMG Capital Corporation (Pink: RMGC; Fullerton, CA) and Subsidiary Fullerton Community Bank have agreed to merge with Opus Bank (Private; Irvine, CA)
5/26/2011
Sandler O’Neill Analysts Recognized by Financial Times/StarMine and Wall Street Journal as 'Best on the Street'
5/24/2011
FPIC Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPIC) to be acquired by The Doctors Company for $42 a share
4/28/2011
Valley National Bancorp (NYSE: VLY; Wayne, NJ) has agreed to acquire State Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: STBC; Jericho, NY)
4/28/2011
Horizon Asset Management, Inc. and Kinetics Asset Management, Inc. combine to create $9.8 billion investment management company
4/24/2011
Banco do Brasil, S.A. (Brazil) has agreed to acquire EuroBank (Coral Gables, FL)
4/18/2011
Principal Global Investors, a member of the Principal Financial Group (NYSE: PFG), agrees to acquire a majority stake in Finisterre Capital
4/15/2011
Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ: TRMK; JACKSON, MS) acquires the banking operations of heritage banking group (Carthage, MS) from the FDIC in a loss-sharing transaction
4/13/2011
Sandler O’Neill Hires Team of Professionals to Enhance Fixed Income Group
4/11/2011
Old National Bancorp (NYSE: ONB) acquires Integra Wealth Management & Trust, a division of Integra Bank, NA
3/30/2011
Home Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: HBCP; Lafayette, LA) announces acquisition of GS Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: GSLA; Metairie, LA)
3/29/2011
Xenith Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: XBKS) announces completion of public offering of common stock
3/21/2011
SWS Group, Inc. (NYSE: SWS; Dallas, TX) announces $100 million capital raise
3/16/2011
Aaron Dorr joins Sandler O'Neill's Investment Banking Group
3/8/2011
Kathleen Smythe joins Sandler O'Neill as Managing Director in Investment Banking Group
3/4/2011
Cascade Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CASB; Everett, WA) has agreed to merge with Opus Bank (Private; Irvine, CA)
2/18/2011
Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CPF; Honolulu, HI) announced the closing of its previously announced $325 million common stock private placement and the exchange of TARP preferred stock
2/17/2011
Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: COWN) to acquire LaBranche & Co Inc. (NYSE: LAB)
2/15/2011
Ocean Shore Holding Co. (Nasdaq: OSHC) (Ocean City, NJ) has agreed to acquire CBHC Financialcorp, Inc. (Egg Harbor City, NJ)
2/8/2011
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDGE; Bridgehampton, NY) has agreed to acquire Hamptons State Bank (Southampton, NY)
1/31/2011
Farmers National Banc Corp. (OTCBB: FMNB) announces completion of rights offering and public offering of common stock
1/20/2011
People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT; Bridgeport, CT) has agreed to acquire Danvers Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNBK; Danvers, MA)
1/18/2011
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA; Dallas, TX) has agreed to acquire Sterling Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBIB; Houston, TX)
1/10/2011
National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPBC; Boyertown, PA) today announced the closing of a $150 million common stock investment by Warburg Pincus
1/4/2011
TD Bank Group (TSX and NYSE: TD) and Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. announced an agreement under which Chrysler Financial will be sold to TD