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12/30/2016
First NBC Bank, the bank subsidiary of First NBC Bank Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNBC), has agreed to sell nine branches and certain assets and liabilities to Whitney Bank, the bank subsidiary of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ: HBHC)
12/19/2016
Renasant Corporation (NASDAQ: RNST; Tupelo, MS) Closes Public Offering of 1.9 Million Shares of Common Stock
12/19/2016
FCB Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: FCBE; Louisville, KY) has agreed to merge with MainSource Financial Group, Inc.
12/16/2016
Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan Association (Private; Wallkill, NY) has agreed to acquire Hometown Bancorp, Inc. (MHC) (OTC PINK: HTWC; Walden, NY)
12/15/2016
Congressional Bancshares, Inc. Closes Private Placement of $24.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
12/14/2016
Sovereign Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Dallas, TX) has agreed to merge with Veritex Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VBTX; Dallas, TX)
12/13/2016
Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBS; Richmond, VA) has agreed to merge with Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONA; McLean, VA)
12/13/2016
Heritage Oaks Bancorp (NASDAQ: HEOP; Paso Robles, CA) has agreed to merge with Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI; Irvine, CA)
12/12/2016
Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FFIC; Uniondale, NY) Completes $75.0 Million Offering of 5.25% Subordinated Notes due 2026
12/5/2016
Union Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ: UBSH; Richmond, VA) Completes $150.0 Million Offering of 5.00% Subordinated Notes due 2026
12/5/2016
First BanCorp. (NYSE: FBP; San Juan, PR) Closes $115.9 Million Secondary Offering of Common Stock
11/28/2016
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDGE; Bridgehampton, NY) Closes $50.0 Million Follow On Offering of Common Stock
11/22/2016
New Windsor Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: NWID; New Windsor, MD) has agreed to merge with ACNB Corporation (NASDAQ: ACNB; Gettysburg, PA)
11/21/2016
Carlile Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Fort Worth, TX) To Merge With Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBTX; McKinney, TX)
11/10/2016
MetaBank, a subsidiary of Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASH; Sioux Falls, SD), has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets and specified liabilities of Specialty Consumer Services LP (Private; Hurst, TX)
11/4/2016
GulfShore Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Tampa, FL) has agreed to merge with Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF; Stuart, FL)
11/1/2016
Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC; Clayton, MO) Completes Offering of $50.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
10/28/2016
Marquis Bancorp, Inc. Completes Private Placement Offering of $10.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
10/24/2016
Middleburg Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: MBRG; Middleburg, VA) has agreed to merge with Access National Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCX; Reston, VA)
10/24/2016
Entegra Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ENFC; Franklin, NC) has agreed to acquire two branches in Georgia from Stearns Financial Services (Private; Saint Cloud, MN)
10/20/2016
Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ: INDB; Rockland, MA) has agreed to acquire Island Bancorp, Inc. (Grey Mkt: IDBP; Edgartown, MA)
10/19/2016
Virginia Partners Bank (Private; Fredericksburg, VA) Enters Agreement to Issue Capital to Private Investor Kenneth Lehman
10/13/2016
Carolina Trust BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CART; Lincolnton, NC) Completes Private Placement Offering of $10.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
10/11/2016
Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC; Clayton, MO) has agreed to acquire Jefferson County Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Festus, MO)
10/6/2016
Salem Five Bancorp (Private; Salem, MA) has agreed to acquire Georgetown Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTWN; Georgetown, MA)
10/5/2016
Medallion Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: MFIN; New York, NY) Announces Sale of Its Asset Based Lending Division, Medallion Business Credit, Consisting of over $40 Million in Prime Business Credit Loans
10/4/2016
Vero Insurance Acquired by Marsh & McLennan Agency
10/3/2016
MetaBank, a subsidiary of Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASH; Sioux Falls, SD), has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets and liabilities of EPS Financial, LLC (Private; Easton, PA)
9/30/2016
Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBK; Dallas, TX) Completes Offering of $50 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
9/29/2016
Merchants Bancorp (OTC Pink: MBNC; Gresham, OR) has agreed to sell certain assets and certain liabilities to Riverview Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVSB; Vancouver, WA)
9/27/2016
CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR; Nashville, TN) Closes $44.6 Million Initial Public
9/21/2016
OceanFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: OCFC; Toms River, NJ) Completes Offering of $35.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
9/21/2016
The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (NYSE: NTB; Hamilton, Bermuda) Closes $287.5 Million Initial Public Offering of Common Stock
9/20/2016
LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTXB) Closes Offering of $50.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2025
9/19/2016
Southside Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSI; Tyler, TX) Completes Offering of $100.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
9/12/2016
NexBank Capital, Inc. Closes Private Placement of $25.0 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2026
9/8/2016
Ohio Legacy Corp. (OTC Pink: OLCB; North Canton, OH) has agreed to merge with United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC; Youngstown, OH)
8/29/2016
Wawel Bank (OTC PINK: WAWL; Garfield, NJ) has agreed to merge with United Roosevelt Savings Bank (Private; Carteret, NJ)
8/23/2016
SoTHERLY Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHO; Williamsburg, VA) Completes Upsized Offering of $40.25 Million in Preferred Stock
8/22/2016
Renasant Corporation (NASDAQ: RNST; Tupelo, MS) Completes Offerings of $60.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026 and $40.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2031
8/18/2016
Cardinal Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CFNL; McLean, VA) has agreed to merge with United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI; Charleston, WV)
8/18/2016
United States Warranty Corp. to be Acquired by Protective Life Corp.
8/15/2016
Old Line Bancshares, Inc. Closes $35.0 Million Offering of 5.625% Subordinated Notes due 2026
8/15/2016
Meta Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH; Sioux Falls, S.D.) Completes Offering of $75.0 Million of Subordinated Notes
8/12/2016
Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSBC; Springfield, MO) Completes Offering of $75.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
7/26/2016
Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN; Bethesda, MD) Completes Offering of $150.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
7/21/2016
Narragansett Financial Corp. Closes Private Placement of $19.75 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
7/21/2016
Metropolitan BancGroup, Inc. (Private; Ridgeland, MS) Closes Private Placement of $15.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
7/21/2016
Yadkin Financial Corporation (NYSE: YDKN; Raleigh, NC) has agreed to merge with F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB; Pittsburgh, PA)
7/13/2016
Ocean Shore Holding Co. (NASDAQ: OSHC; Ocean City, NJ) has agreed to merge with OceanFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: OCFC; Toms River, NJ)
7/12/2016
Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC; Troy, MI) Completes Offering of $250.0 Million of Senior Notes due 2021
7/5/2016
Virtu Financial Enters into a Strategic Minority Investment with SBI Japannext
6/30/2016
First Bank (NASDAQ: FRBA; Hamilton, NJ) Closes $13.7 Million Private Placement of Common Stock
6/29/2016
PrivateBancorp, Inc (NASDAQ: PVTB; Chicago, IL) has agreed to merge with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM; Toronto, Ontario)
6/29/2016
Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB; Irvine, CA) Completes Offering of $135 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
6/29/2016
Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ: NBN; Lewiston, ME) Closes Private Placement of $15.05 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
6/29/2016
HarborOne Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: HONE; Brockton, MA), the holding company for HarborOne Bank, announced the completion of its minority (MHC) stock offering
6/28/2016
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI; Itasca, IL) has agreed to acquire Standard Bancshares, Inc. (Private; Hickory Hills, IL)
6/27/2016
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB; Pittsfield, MA) has agreed to acquire First Choice Bank (Private; Mercerville, NJ)
6/27/2016
Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK; Eugene, OR) Completes Offering of $35.0 Million of Subordinated Notes
6/27/2016
Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBTX; McKinney, TX) Completes Offering of $45.0 Million of its Subordinated Notes due 2024
6/24/2016
Lincoln Park Bancorp (OTCPK: LPBC) Closes Private Placement of $5.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
6/23/2016
Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (NASDAQ: OZRK; Little Rock, AR) Completes Offering of $225 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
6/22/2016
Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBH; Greensboro, NC) has agreed to merge with First Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNC; Southern Pines, NC)
6/22/2016
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH; Boston, MA) has agreed to sell Granada Hills and Burbank, CA Branches to Homestreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMST; Seattle, WA)
6/20/2016
FVCBankcorp, Inc. (OTCQX: FVCB; Fairfax, VA) Completes Private Placement Offering of $25.0 Million of Subordinated Notes
6/17/2016
Southeastern Bank Financial Corporation (OTCQB: SBFC; Augusta, GA) has agreed to merge with South State Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB; Columbia, SC)
6/15/2016
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PGC; Bedminster, NJ) Completes Offering of $50 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
6/14/2016
Preferred Bank (Nasdaq: PFBC; Los Angeles, CA) Completes Private Placement Offering of $62.5 Million of Subordinated Notes
6/13/2016
WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS; Wilmington, DE) Completes Offering of $100 Million of Senior Notes due 2026
6/2/2016
Prudential Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBIP; Philadelphia, PA) has agreed to acquire Polonia Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: PBCP; Huntingdon Valley, PA)
6/2/2016
First Marblehead (NYSE: FMD) Announces Agreement to be Acquired for $5.05 Per Share in Cash
6/1/2016
First Century Bankshares, Inc. (OTC Pink: FCBS; Bluefield, WV) has agreed to merge with Summit Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMMF; Moorefield, WV)
5/27/2016
Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSBI; Effingham, IL) Closes $80.1 Million Initial Public Offering of Common Stock
5/26/2016
First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ: INBK; Fishers, IN) Closes $21.5 Million Underwritten Offering of Common Stock
5/23/2016
Oddo & Cie to Sell Global Equities Manager Kleinwort Benson Investors to Amundi Asset Management
5/20/2016
Cordia Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: BVA; Midlothian, VA) has agreed to merge with First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCNCA; Raleigh, NC)
5/20/2016
HomeStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: HMST; Seattle, WA) Completes Offering of $65 Million of Senior Notes
5/11/2016
The Bank of Oswego (Private; Lake Oswego, OR) has agreed to sell certain assets and limited liabilities, including deposits, to Homestreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMST; Seattle, WA)
5/10/2016
The First of Long Island Corporation (NASDAQ: FLIC; Glen Head, NY) Closes $37.7 Million Follow On Offering of Common Stock
5/5/2016
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB; Bar Harbor, ME) has agreed to acquire Lake Sunapee Bank Group (NASDAQ: LSBG; Newport, NH)
5/3/2016
Monument Bank (Private; Rockville, MD) has agreed to merge with Revere Bank (Private; Laurel, MD)
5/3/2016
Bank of Princeton (Private, Princeton, NJ) has agreed to merge with Investors Bancorp (Nasdaq:ISBC, Short Hills, NJ)
5/2/2016
Old National Bancorp Announces Agreement to Sell ONB Insurance Group, Inc. to Prime Risk Partners
4/29/2016
Sierra Vista Bank (OTC Pink: SVBA; Folsom, CA) has agreed to merge with Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ: CVCY; Fresno, CA)
4/26/2016
Indiana Business Bancorp (OTCQB: IBBI; Indianapolis, IN) has agreed to merge with Lizton Financial Corporation (Private; Lizton, IN)
4/18/2016
Kingstone Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:KINS) Announces Private Placement of Common Stock to RenaissanceRe
4/18/2016
CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO; Carmel, IN) Announces Strategic Investment in Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (Private; Santa Monica, CA)
4/15/2016
Medallion Financial Corp. Announces the Closing of its Offering of $30 Million of 9.00% Notes due 2021
4/14/2016
West Shore Bank Corporation (OTC Pink: WSSH; Ludington, MI) has agreed to acquire West Michigan Bank & Trust (Private; Frankfort, MI)
4/12/2016
Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (NYSE: CHCT; Franklin, TN) Closes $79.9 Million Follow-On Offering of Common Stock
4/11/2016
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY; New York, NY) has agreed to acquire Hatteras Financial Corp. (NYSE: HTS; Winston-Salem, NC)
4/6/2016
First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIBK; Billings, MT) has agreed to acquire Flathead Bank of Bigfork, Montana (Private; Bigfork, MT)
4/5/2016
USAmeriBancorp, Inc. (private; Clearwater, FL) Closes Private Placement of $45.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
4/4/2016
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI; Blairsville, GA) has agreed to acquire Tidelands Bancshares, Inc. (OTC Pink: TDBK; Mount Pleasant, SC)
3/31/2016
Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (OTC: BRBS; Luray, VA) has agreed to acquire River Bancorp, Inc. (Private: Martinsville, VA)
3/18/2016
NexBank Capital, Inc. Closes Private Placement of $50.0 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2026
3/10/2016
Delaware Bancshares, Inc. (OTC Pink: DBAI; Walton, NY) has agreed to merge with Norwood Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: NWFL; Honesdale, PA)
3/10/2016
1st Century Bancshares (NASDAQ: FCTY; Los Angeles, CA) has agreed to merge with Midland Financial Co. (Private; Oklahoma City, OK)
3/10/2016
Pinnacle Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP; Nashville, TN), closes $70.0 Million Offering of Subordinated Notes due 2025
3/2/2016
Celedinas Insurance Group acquired by Marsh & McLennan Agency
2/29/2016
MetLife to Sell Retail Advisor Force to MassMutual
2/18/2016
Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: LBAI; Oak Ridge, NJ) has agreed to acquire Harmony Bank (OTC Pink: HRMB; Jackson, NJ)
2/10/2016
Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMPR; Virginia Beach, VA) has agreed to acquire Xenith Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: XBKS; Richmond, VA)
2/8/2016
Social Security Advocates for the Disabled, LLC Acquired by Brown & Brown, Inc.
1/26/2016
FirstMerit Corporation (NASDAQ: FMER; Akron, OH) has agreed to merge with Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN; Columbus, OH)
1/26/2016
Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CHFC; Midland, MI) has agreed to acquire Talmer Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLMR; Troy, MI)
1/25/2016
Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB; Irvine, CA) has agreed to acquire PENSCO Trust Company (Private; San Francisco, CA)
1/21/2016
Digital Asset Holdings (Private: New York, NY) Announces Private Placement Exceeding $50 Million From Thirteen Global Financial Leaders
1/19/2016
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) subsidiary, Pinnacle Bank, has acquired an additional equity interest position in Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc. (Private)
1/13/2016
Northern Bancorp, Inc. Closes Private Placement of $25.0 Million of Subordinated Notes due 2026
1/5/2016
OceanFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: OCFC; Toms River, NJ) has agreed to acquire Cape Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBNJ; Cape May Court House, NJ)