Merger & Acquisition activity

Earned Media

6/1/2022
Sharing your bank’s story doesn’t require a large budget to purchase billboards, commercials or digital ads. In fact, one of the best ways to boost brand awareness is earned media.

The M&A dance

3/31/2022
In 2021, mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry surged to the highest levels in 15 years. Based on early indications this year, it looks like we can expect a similar story in 2022.

Veritex Holdings, Inc. announces acquisition of North Avenue Capital, LLC

10/1/2021
Veritex Holdings, Inc., the parent holding company of Veritex Community Bank, announced the entry into a definitive agreement pursuant to which a newly formed subsidiary of Veritex Community Bank will acquire North Avenue Capital, LLC.

Chasewood Bank to be acquired by businessman

10/1/2021
The Houston Business Journal reported that businessman Tilman Fertitta agreed to acquire Houston-based Chasewood Bank.

Home BancShares to acquire Happy Bancshares

10/1/2021
Home BancShares, Inc. and Happy Bancshares, Inc. jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Home BancShares will acquire Happy Bancshares.

Plains Bancorp acquires Childress Bancshares

10/1/2021
Plains Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of First United Bank, has announced that as of Aug. 31, they have acquired Childress Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of First Bank and Trust of Childress.

VeraBank acquires Panola National Bank

6/1/2021
VeraBank Inc. recently announced the completion of its agreement to acquire Panola National Bank, a community bank with assets totaling more than $130 million.

FirstSun Capital Bancorp to acquire Pioneer Bancshares

6/1/2021
Colorado-based FirstSun Capital Bancorp and Texas-based Pioneer Bancshares Inc. jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge Pioneer and Pioneer Bank with and into FirstSun and Sunflower Bank, respectively, in an all-

Happy State Bank to acquire First National Bank of Tahoka

1/1/2021
In a joint statement, J. Pat Hickman, chairman of Happy State Bank, and Frederick B. Hegi Jr., chairman of First National Bank of Tahoka, announced that Happy State Bank is acquiring, through a merger, First National Bank of Tahoka.

BancorpSouth Bank to acquire National United Bancshares

1/1/2021
BancorpSouth Bank, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, has agreed to acquire Gatesville-based National United Bancshares Inc., the parent company of National United.

Happy State Bank acquires First Bank of Muleshoe

12/1/2020
J. Pat Hickman, chairman of Happy State Bank, and Tommy Gunstream, chairman of Muleshoe Bancshares Inc., announced that Happy State Bank is acquiring through a series of mergers Muleshoe Bancshares and its subsidiary, First Bank of Muleshoe.

Uncertainty reigns supreme

7/1/2020
Despite unprecedented turmoil due to COVID-19, there are reasons for banks to remain optimistic

Texas Capital Bancshares and Independent Bank Group to merge

1/1/2020
Texas Capital Bancshares Inc. and Independent Bank Group Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals

BancorpSouth to acquire Texas First Bancshares

11/1/2019
BancorpSouth Bank recently announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Texas First Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Texas First State Bank, pursuant to which Texas First will be merged with and into BancorpSouth.

First Financial Bankshares to acquire The Bank & Trust of Bryan/College Station

10/1/2019
First Financial Bankshares Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TB&T Bancshares Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Bank & Trust of Bryan/College Station.

Western Bank completes merger with Gruver State Bank

10/1/2019
Circle I Bank Group Inc., the parent bank holding company for Western Bank based in Lubbock, recently announced the completion of its merger with GSB Bancshares Inc., the parent bank holding company for Gruver State Bank.

Spirit of Texas Bancshares and Chandler Bancorp to merge

9/1/2019
Spirit of Texas Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Spirit of Texas Bank, recently announced that it is acquiring, through a series of mergers, Chandler Bancorp Inc. and its subsidiary, Citizens State Bank.

City Bank announces merger with West Texas State Bank

9/1/2019
Lubbock-based South Plains Financial Inc., the parent company of City Bank, recently announced they are merging with West Texas State Bank, Odessa. South Plains will acquire WTSB in an all-cash transaction valued at $76.1 million.

Legend Bank acquires Enloe State Bank

7/1/2019
Legend Bank N.A., a $739 million asset bank headquartered in Bowie, recently announced that it has acquired Enloe State Bank, headquartered in Cooper.

Prosperity Bancshares and LegacyTexas Financial Group to merge

7/1/2019
Prosperity Bancshares, the parent company of Prosperity Bank, and LegacyTexas Financial Group, the parent company of LegacyTexas Bank, recently announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which LegacyTexas will merge with Prosp