The New Jersey bank is looking to raise offensive capital just months after its deal to be sold to Investors Bancorp was terminated. Investors was tripped up by regulatory concerns tied to Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money-laundering compliance.
Delmar will buy Liberty Bell Bank in New Jersey, which had survived a debilitating six-year battle for control with a former CEO. Liberty Bell also suffered from corporate theft and a check-kiting scandal.
BCB Bancorp will pay $20 million for Indus American Bank, a New Jersey institution that focuses on the South Asian-American business community. Indus American lost a total of $2.5 million in 2015 and 2016.