Washington, D.C. – Olsen Palmer is pleased to announce that its client, First Citizens Bancshares, Inc. (Dyersburg, Tennessee), has acquired Southern Heritage Bancshares, Inc. (Cleveland, Tennessee) in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $32.2 million.
With the acquisition, First Citizens has extended its branch footprint statewide while solidifying its position as the 7th largest Tennessee-based community bank. In addition, First Citizens increased its statewide market share, improving its Tennessee deposit market share ranking to 16th. The combined organization has approximately $1.5 billion in total assets, $1.2 billion in deposits, 350 associates and 24 branches across 10 Tennessee counties.
Olsen Palmer LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and issued a fairness opinion to First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
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Washington, D.C.-based Olsen Palmer LLC (“Olsen Palmer”) is an independent investment banking firm that specializes in advising community banks across the full spectrum of mergers & acquisitions. The principals of Olsen Palmer have collectively been advising financial institutions for three decades, including on over 50 M&A transactions with values as small as $4 million and as large as $4 billion. Ours is a nimble, high-touch firm, free of conflicts and driven solely to help our clients fully realize their strategic goals and maximize long-term value.