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Stinson's Bank M&A and Capital Markets Divisions Wrap Up 2020 With 13 Transactions

Press Release
01.19.2021

Stinson is consistently ranked among the top U.S. legal advisors for bank mergers and acquisitions and bank branch sales, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The firm served as legal counsel on 13 transactions in 2020, with transactions in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma. In the last five years, we have represented buyers and sellers in more than 50 bank mergers and acquisitions. Stinson also served as legal counsel to multiple bank holding companies in the issuance of more than $100 million of subordinated debenture securities matters.

Stinson welcomed partner Robert Flowers to our division in February 2020. He joined our Dallas office, expanding our reach in the Southwest where he was involved in the completion of one transaction and announcement of two transactions during last year.

We would like to thank our clients and friends for their support with respect to the following transactions that we advised on these past 12 months.

To learn more about each transaction, select the date link under each description.


Country Club Bank
Acted as legal adviser to CCB Financial Corporation and Country Club Bank in its acquisition of Prairie Star Bancshares, Inc. and Bank of Prairie.

Completed January 2020


The Peoples Bank
Acted as legal adviser to The Peoples Bank and The Peoples Bankshares Ltd. in its acquisition of The Farmers Bank of Osborne and Osborne Investments, Inc.

Completed February 2020


First National Bank
Acted as legal adviser to Wichita Falls Bancshares, Inc. and First National Bank in its acquisition of First State Bank.

Completed April 2020


Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri
Acted as legal adviser to Freedom Bancshares of Southern Missouri, Inc. and Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri in its acquisition of Community National Bank.

Completed June 2020


First State Bank of Nebraska
Acted as legal adviser to First State Holding Co. and First State Bank in its acquisition of Plattsmouth State Bank.

Completed June 2020


Lincoln Bancshares
Acted as legal adviser to Lincoln Bancshares and Farmers Bank of Lincoln in its sale to Community Bancorp, Inc.

Announced August 2020


Bank of Idaho Holding Company
Acted as legal adviser to Bank of Idaho Holding Company in issuing $10 million in subordinated notes offering.

Completed August 2020


Hondo National Bank
Acted as legal adviser to Texas Heritage Bancshares, Inc. and Hondo National Bank in purchase of Medina Community Bancshares, Inc. and Community National Bank.

Announced August 2020


LINCO Bancshares
Acted as legal adviser to LINCO Bancshares and Providence Bank in sale to First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. 

Announced September 2020


NBC Bancshares, LLC
Acted as legal adviser to NBC Bancshares, LLC in issuing $6 million in subordinated debt.

Completed September 2020


Ozarks Heritage Financial Group, Inc.
Acted as legal adviser to Ozarks Heritage Financial Group, Inc. in completing subordinated notes offering.

Completed October 2020


United State Bank
Acted as legal adviser to River Valley Bancshares, Inc. and United State Bank in its acquisition of Canton State Bank.

Completed November 2020


Legacy Bank & Trust
Acted as legal adviser to Legacy Bank and Trust in Missouri in its sale of the Plato, Missouri branch to Heritage Bank of the Ozarks. 

Completed Nov. 2020


Fidelity Bank
Acted as legal adviser to Fidelity Bank and its holding company, Fidelity Financial Corporation, in its acquisition of Yorktown Bank in Oklahoma.

Completed Dec. 2020


Panola National Bank
Acted as legal adviser to Panola National Bank in its sale to VeraBank NA. 

Announced December 2020


Oakstar Bank
Acted as legal adviser to Oakstar Bancshares, Inc. and Oakstar Bank in its acquisition of First Bancshares, Inc.

Announced December 2020


Gemini Bancshares, Inc.
Acted as legal adviser to Gemini Bancshares in issuing $9.5 million in subordinated debt.

Completed December 2020


Community First Bank
Acted as legal adviser to Community First Bank in its acquisition of a branch location from Lead Bank in Garden City, Missouri.

Announced January 2021


If you are interested in learning more about our bank M&A work, contact Robert Flowers, Karen Garrett, Greg Johnson, Mike Lochmann, Adam Maier, Bob Monroe, Katie Rizzo, Selena Samale, Nate Van Emon or the Stinson LLP contact with whom you regularly work.

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816.691.3478

amanda.bowling@stinson.com

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