Transaction Announcement

THE UNION BANK TO BE ACQUIRED BY FIRST GUARANTY BANK

Olsen Palmer is pleased to announce that Union Bancshares, Incorporated (“Union”) and its wholly owned subsidiary The Union Bank (Marksville, Louisiana) have entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. (“First Guaranty”; NASDAQ: FGBI), holding company for First Guaranty Bank (Hammond, Louisiana). According to the terms of the agreement, First Guaranty will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Union in a 100% cash transaction valued at approximately $43 million.

Olsen Palmer LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and issued a Fairness Opinion to Union Bancshares, Incorporated.

Founded in 1910, Union operates 7 branches in Louisiana and has total assets of $261.4 million. Upon completion of the transaction, First Guaranty is projected to have total assets in excess of $2.1 billion and 33 branches across 9 parishes in Louisiana and 5 counties in Texas.

Completion of this transaction is expected in late fourth quarter of 2019 and is subject to certain closing conditions, including Union stockholder approval and customary regulatory approvals. After closing, Union and its subsidiary The Union Bank will fully merge into First Guaranty.

Olsen Palmer remains ranked as a Top 5 bank M&A advisor across the entire U.S. according to S&P Global, as ranked based on the number of whole-bank sell-side M&A transactions advised upon in 2019 year-to-date.

If you would like additional information or have any questions on M&A, valuation, or strategic options please feel free to contact me at 202-627-2043 or colsen@olsenpalmer.com.

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FIRST ALLIANCE BANK TO BE ACQUIRED BY GUARANTY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

Olsen Palmer is pleased to announce that Memphis, Tennessee-based First Alliance Bancshares, Inc. and its banking subsidiary First Alliance Bank, have entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Belzoni, Mississippi-based Guaranty Capital Corporation, the holding company for Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, in an all-cash transaction.

Olsen Palmer LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and issued a Fairness Opinion to First Alliance Bancshares, Inc.

The transaction, which has been approved by the Board of Directors of both companies but remains subject to customary shareholder and regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.

With the transaction, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company will establish a branch presence in the Tennessee banking market and will have total assets of approximately $1.0 billion and 21 branches across Mississippi and Tennessee.

With this transaction, Olsen Palmer LLC remains ranked as a Top 5 bank M&A advisory firm across the entire United States according to S&P Global, as ranked based on the number of whole-bank sell-side M&A transactions advised upon in 2019 year-to-date.

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THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WYNNE TO BE ACQUIRED BY FIRST FINANCIAL BANK

Olsen Palmer is pleased to announce that First National Corporation of Wynne and its banking subsidiary The First National Bank of Wynne (Wynne, AR; $339.7 million in assets) have entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by First Financial Banc Corporation, holding company for First Financial Bank (El Dorado, AR; $1.1 billion in assets).

 

Olsen Palmer LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and issued a Fairness Opinion to First National Corporation of Wynne.

 

Upon completion of the transaction, First Financial will have total assets of approximately $1.4 billion and 17 branches across 7 counties in Arkansas and 2 counties in Mississippi. This is First Financial’s first whole-bank acquisition since 2006. 

 

The closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2019. The purchase is contingent upon the approval of regulatory agencies and the satisfaction of other conditions set forth in the definitive agreement.

 

With this transaction, Olsen Palmer remains ranked as a Top 5 bank M&A advisor across the entire U.S. according to S&P Global, as ranked based on the number of whole-bank sell-side M&A transactions advised upon in 2019 year-to-date.

 

If you would like additional information or have any questions on M&A, valuation, or strategic options please feel free to contact me at 202-627-2043 orcolsen@olsenpalmer.com.

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FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK OF ORFORDVILLE HAS AGREED TO BE ACQUIRED BY BANK OF BRODHEAD

Olsen Palmer is pleased to announce that Farmers & Merchants Bank of Orfordville (“Farmers & Merchants Bank”) has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger to be acquired by Brodhead Bancshares, Inc., parent of The Bank of Brodhead.

Olsen Palmer LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Farmers & Merchants Bank in connection with this transaction.

Olsen Palmer remains ranked as a Top 5 bank M&A advisory firm according to SNL Financial/S&P Global, based on the number of whole-bank M&A transactions advised upon in 2019 year-to-date.

The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019 pending regulatory and shareholder approvals as well as other customary closing conditions. Brodhead Bancshares, Inc. will be the holding company for both banks following closing of the transaction and it is anticipated that Farmers & Merchants Bank will be merged with and into The Bank of Brodhead at a future date.

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OLSEN PALMER CLIENT FIRST MADISON BANK & TRUST HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS, INC.

Olsen Palmer is pleased to announce that on May 1, 2019, First Madison Bank & Trust (“First Madison”) was acquired by United Community Banks, Inc. (“United”, NASDAQ: UCBI) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $52 million, equivalent to 1.94x First Madison’s normalized tangible common equity (“TCE”) based on a normalized TCE ratio of 9.0%.

Olsen Palmer LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and issued a Fairness Opinion to First Madison Bank & Trust.

Olsen Palmer is ranked as a Top 5 bank M&A advisor across the entire U.S. according to SNL Financial/S&P Global, based on the number of whole-bank M&A transactions advised upon in 2019 year-to-date.

If you would like additional information or have any questions on M&A, valuation, or strategic options please feel free to contact me at 202-627-2043 or colsen@olsenpalmer.com.

 

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