Compass Bancshares, Birmingham, Ala., said it has a definitive agreement to buy Houston, Albrecht & Associates Inc., a Houston firm that specializes in divestment advisory services for oil and gas producers. The price was not disclosed.

The deal, Compass' first nonbank acquisition, would help $14.6 billion- asset Compass boost its fee income and expand its energy banking group, which provides banking services to independent producers and energy-related businesses.

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