Six years ago investor Umberto Fedeli just wanted PVF Capital (PVFC) to do better.

Last month the $782 million-asset company in Solon, Ohio, announced it would sell itself to F.N.B. Corp. (FNB) in Hermitage, Pa., in a stock transaction valued at $106.4 million, or 137% of PVF's tangible book value — and he is happy.

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