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Paul Davis

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Madison County Financial Buys Neb. Bank, Insurance Agency
October 13, 2015 Madison County Financial in Madison, Neb., has bought a bank and insurance agency in Winside, Neb.

NewBridge's Turnaround Story Ends with Sale to Yadkin Financial
October 13, 2015 The North Carolina company had worked hard over the last five years to address credit issues and return to acquisitions. In...

Hamilton Bancorp to Buy Fraternity Community in Md.
October 13, 2015 Hamilton Bancorp in Towson, Md., has agreed to buy Fraternity Community Bancorp in Baltimore for $27 million in cash, or...

Yadkin Financial to Buy NewBridge in N.C. for $456M
October 13, 2015 Yadkin Financial in Raleigh, N.C., has agreed to buy NewBridge Bancorp in Greensboro, N.C.

Energy Turmoil Shaped Sale of Tradition Bancshares in Houston
October 9, 2015 Turmoil in energy markets significantly influenced the sale of Tradition Bancshares in Houston.

Activist Pressure Contributed to Metro's Decision to Sell to F.N.B.
October 8, 2015 The Pennsylvania company said in a recent filing that its board also looked at succession planning, service provider...

Rabobank in California Taps New Chief
October 8, 2015 Rabobank in Roseville, Calif., has lined up its next president and chief executive.

Dime in N.Y. Sells Brooklyn Properties for $80 Million
October 7, 2015 Dime Community Bancshares in Brooklyn, N.Y., has agreed to sell a number of real estate properties for $80 million.

Capital Commerce in Wis. Raises $11 Million, Exits Tarp
October 7, 2015 Capital Commerce Bancorp in Milwaukee has raised more than $11 million through a private placement.

Radius Bancorp Owners Sell Boston Company to Address Volcker Issue
October 7, 2015 A group of private investors has agreed to buy Radius Bancorp in Boston.

Middlefield in Ohio Buys Out Biggest Investor
October 7, 2015 Middlefield Banc Corp. in Middlefield, Ohio, has bought out its largest shareholder.

Republic in Ky. to Buy Cornerstone in Florida
October 7, 2015 Republic Bancorp in Louisville, Ky., has agreed to buy Cornerstone Bancorp in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Pace of Bank M&A Activity Slowed in 3Q: KBW
October 6, 2015 The pace of bank M&A deals slowed in the third quarter and was flat through the first nine months of this year.

MBT in Michigan to Close Four Branches, Cut Jobs
October 6, 2015 MBT Bancorp in Monroe, Mich., is planning to close four branches. The $1.3 billion-asset company also said it would stop...

SBLF Dividend Spike Prompted Hopewell Valley in N.J. to Sell
October 6, 2015 A looming dividend spike tied to the Small Business Lending Fund convinced Hopewell Valley Community Bank in Pennington, N.J.,...

Hancock to Buy Health Care Portfolio from United Community
October 6, 2015 Hancock Holding in Gulfport, Miss., has agreed to buy a portfolio of health care loans from United Community Banks in...

Banks Remain Wary of Online Lending, Despite the Lure
October 5, 2015 Kabbage is one of many nonbank lenders looking to partner with traditional financial institutions. But the firm is facing a...

BB&T to Buy Insurance Broker in Connecticut
October 5, 2015 The $210 billion-asset company said in a press release Friday that CRC Insurance Services, its wholesale insurance unit, would...

C1 Financial in Florida Reportedly Looking to Sell
October 5, 2015 C1 Financial in St. Petersburg, Fla., is reportedly looking to sell itself.

Town and Country Financial to Buy Premier Bank in Illinois
October 1, 2015 Town and Country Financial in Springfield, Ill., has agreed to buy the parent of Premier Bank of Jacksonville in Illinois.