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Behind the Deal: Allegiance Bank going big with latest acquisition

July 29, 2014
Houston Business Journal

For banks looking at making a stock market splash, the thinking is "Go big or go home." And Houston-based Allegiance Bank is taking that advice to heart. The $1.2 billion bank, which is mulling an IPO, completed its second acquisition in less than a year on July 28, buying Farmers & Merchants Bancshares Inc. and its subsidiary, Enterprise Bank, for an undisclosed amount. Dan Bass, managing director for Performance Trust Capital Partners, which represented F&M on the deal, said demand on Wall Street for Texas banking has been growing.

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Ohio State Bank finds another buyer, bringing new competitor to Central Ohio

July 1, 2014
Columbus Business First

Ohio State Bank has found a buyer just months after another suitor backed out of a deal. It saw an agreement with Westerville-based Guernsey Bancorp Inc. fall through because of the accounting for trust-preferred securities. That wasn’t a concern in these negotiations, said Kate Lynch, director of investment banking for Performance Trust Capital Partners LLC, which is serving as financial adviser to United.

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