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SouthState to Acquire Atlantic Capital in $542M Deal

Plus: Colorado-based First Western to buy Rocky Mountain Bank parent

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SouthState to Acquire Atlantic Capital in $542M Deal

Florida-based SouthState Corporation is set to acquire Atlantic Capital in a bid to enhance its scale in the Atlanta, Georgia market.

The deal was announced late last week and is valued at approximately $542 million.

John Corbett, SouthState’s chief executive officer, highlighted Atlantic’s “high-growth fintech and payments platform” as a particularly attractive element of the deal.

He added: “Atlanta is a strategically important market for us, and this attractive, in-market transaction significantly expands our market share in one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

Upon completion of the merger, the combined company would have total assets of $44 billion, deposits of $36 billion, and loan book of $26 billion, and a market capitalization of approximately $5.7 billion.

Elsewhere, Colorado-based First Western Bank is to buy Teton Financial, parent company of Rocky Mountain Bank.

First Western will acquire three Rocky Mountain branches in the state of Wyoming, as well as assets of $420.7 million, total deposits of $374.6 million, and total loans of $267.9 million.

Scott Wylie, First Western chairman, president and CEO, said: “Expanding our presence in Wyoming is a key element of our long-term growth strategy given its attractive demographics and favorable environment for our unique approach to private banking.”

Finally, Idaho First Bank has restructured to create a holding company, Peak Bancorp. Shareholders that previously owned stock in Idaho First will now become shareholders of Peak Bancorp, after the company received approval from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Todd Cooper, Idaho First Bank CEO, said the new structure would “allow us to further our strategic expansion objectives”.

The bank’s shares continue to trade under its original ticker, IDFB, according to an announcement from the bank.

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