Stinson Leonard Street Represents Capital West Bank in Successful Sale to ANB Bank

Press ReleaseBy purchasing the $160 million Capital West Bank, ANB Bank expands its presence in Wyoming and Colorado and ranks among Top 6% of U.S. banks by total assets

MINNEAPOLIS (October 27, 2014)—Stinson Leonard Street LLP represented Capital West Bank in its successful sale to ANB Bank, which serves both business and individual customers in Colorado, Wyoming and Kansas City. Its parent company is Sturm Financial Group of Denver.

The private deal closed on October 1, 2014, for undisclosed terms. The merger was first announced on May 14, 2014.

The $160 million Capital West Bank, headquartered in Laramie, Wy. had branches in Cheyenne and Fort Collins, CO., which will now be called ANB Bank. The purchase will add to ANB Bank’s presence in Wyoming and Colorado and will increase the Bank’s total assets to more than $2.3 billion and rank it within the top 6% of banks nationwide by total assets.

The Stinson Leonard Street team serving as legal counsel to Capital West Bank included partner Ernie Panasci and associate Ryan M. Behrman of the firm’s Denver office. D.A. Davidson & Co. served as financial advisor to Capital West Bank.

Stinson Leonard Street's Banking and Financial Services Division andFinancial Institutions Mergers and Acquisitions handles mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights for community and regional banks, and large national banks. The firm's Banking and Financial Services Division has consistently placed near the top of SNL Financial's deal rankings in recent years. In 2012, the firm advised on more bank and thrift mergers and acquisitions, and branch sales, than any other U.S. legal advisor, according to SNL Financial data.


Stinson Leonard Street LLP provides sophisticated transactional and litigation legal services to clients ranging from individuals and privately held enterprises to national and international public companies. As one of the 75 largest firms in the U.S., Stinson Leonard Street has more than 520 attorneys and offices in 14 cities, including Minneapolis, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minn.; Kansas City, St. Louis and Jefferson City, Mo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Decatur, Ill.; Wichita and Overland Park, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; and Bismarck, N.D.

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