CapGen Financial Partners, a private-equity firm founded by former Comptroller of the Currency Eugene Ludwig, has signed a letter of intent to invest up to $15 million in Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida.

The $2.1 billion-asset Stuart company has been trying to raise capital, in part so it can resume paying dividends on the $50 million of preferred shares it issued to the government through the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

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