Pacific Premier Bancorp and Carpenter & Co. are becoming bosom buddies when it comes to dealmaking in Southern California.

For the second time in a year, the $6.4 billion-asset Pacific Premier announced an agreement to buy a bank in the portfolio of the private-equity fund Carpenter. Pacific Premier will pay $226 million in stock to buy the $1.3 billion-asset Plaza Bancorp, which is majority-owned by Carpenter. Both banks are in Irvine.

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