Mississippi-based BancorpSouth Bank to Acquire Texas-based Cadence Bancorporation

On April 12, Tupelo, Mississippi-based BancorpSouth Bank and Houston-based Cadence Bancorporation, the parent company of Cadence Bank NA, jointly announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger with a total market value of more than $6 billion to create a leading Texas and Southeastern … Read more

Spirit of Texas Bancshares Completes Sale of Jacksboro Branch to First State Bank

Conroe-based Spirit of Texas Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Spirit of Texas Bank, announced that on January 8 it completed the previously announced sale of its Jacksboro location to Graham-based First State Bank. Under the terms of the transaction, the bank sold loans of approximately $3.5 million, deposits of approximately $5.7 million and the real … Read more

VeraBank Announces Intent to Acquire Panola National Bank

Henderson-based VeraBank announced on December 18 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Carthage-based Panola National Bank. Established in 1983, Panola National Bank has two locations, Carthage and Marshall, and assets totaling $125 million. This transaction will expand VeraBank into Panola County for the first time and increase its presence in East Texas. Subject … Read more

Commericial State Bank’s Grist Acquires Controlling Interest in West Texas State Bank

On November 30, longtime West Texas banker John E. Grist acquired a controlling interest in Snyder-based West Texas State Bank, according to the Odessa American. Grist assumed the positions of chairman and chief executive officer. Mark Williamson will remain as president and continue to serve on the board, while Darryl Calley will continue to serve as executive vice … Read more

Mississippi-Based BancorpSouth Bank to Acquire National United Bancshares

On December 2, Tupelo, Mississippi-based BancorpSouth Bank announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with National United Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Gatesville-based National United, pursuant to which National United will be merged with and into BancorpSouth. The merger is anticipated to close during the first half of 2021. National United, established in 1889, … Read more

Happy State Bank to Acquire First Bank of Muleshoe

In a joint statement on October 29, J. Pat Hickman, chairman of Amarillo-based Happy State Bank, and Tommy Gunstream, chairman of Muleshoe-based Muleshoe Bancshares Inc., announced that Happy State Bank is acquiring Muleshoe Bancshares Inc. and its subsidiary, First Bank of Muleshoe, through a series of mergers. A Texas state bank, First Bank of Muleshoe … Read more

HC3 Acquires Banc Statements Inc.

HC3, a data-driven technology company based in Birmingham, Alabama, that delivers unique customer communications, has acquired Alabama-based Banc Statements Inc. (BSI), a company that specializes in printing and mailing demand-deposit and savings account statements for community banks. Beginning October 1, all work contracted through BSI will continue operation as HC3. HC3—in business for 58 years—helps … Read more

Louise Bancshares to Acquire Dilley State Bank

Louise-based Louise Bancshares Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, The First State Bank, and Dilley-based Dilley State Bank announced on September 1 that they have entered into an agreement whereby Louise Bancshares Inc. would acquire Dilley State Bank. Upon closing of the transaction, expected in the fourth quarter of 2020, Dilley State Bank will become … Read more

Main Street Inc. Acquires Marketing Technology Software Provider Onovative

Main Street Inc., a leading provider of data-driven print services to community financial institutions across the nation, announced on August 4 that it has acquired Onovative, an automated marketing technology software provider based in Louisville, Kentucky. The purchase of Onovative further enhances Main Street’s marketing services solutions. Onovative’s automated marketing platform enables banks and credit … Read more