Fresh from closing an acquisition that will increase Mercantile Bancorp.'s assets by $2 billion, officials at the St. Louis bank say they want the world to know they are hunters, not prey.

This week, Mercantile completed its purchase of Hawkeye Bancorp. of Des Moines, Iowa's largest independent bank, in a stock-swap valued at $368 million.

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