With $250 million of capital headed its way, Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida could make the big leap from survivor to acquirer.

The $2.2 billion-asset company in Stuart late Friday announced an unusually structured deal — $50 million of permanent capital augmented by $200 million held in escrow and earmarked for an assisted transaction. Should the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. not pick Seacoast's bid for a failed bank, the latter funds would go back to investors.

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