United Bankshares (UBSI) has made a deal that will dramatically increase its market share around the nation's capital.

The Charleston, W.Va., company announced Wednesday that it will buy the $2.8 billion-asset Virginia Commerce Bancorp (VCBI) in Arlington, which had announced plans to explore a sale earlier this month. Virginia Commerce has 28 branches, a mortgage origination office and a wealth management office, all in northern Virginia.

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