CSC Managing Director Brian Johnson was the lead financial advisor for State Bank and was assisted by Associate Preston Simons. CSC’s team worked closely with the State Bank’s leadership in the negotiations with Meridian Bank.
“This deal will allow Meridian Bank to expand its operation into Dallas,” said Johnson. “While Meridian Bank is a relatively new to the Fort Worth banking community, State Bank & Trust has deep roots in DFW and a similar culture that will allow Meridian to seamlessly expand to better serve customers in North Texas.”
Prior to this transaction, State Bank & Trust was a $185 million community bank with branches in downtown Dallas and Denton, Texas. State Bank & Trust has been owned by the prominent Bright family of Dallas since 1990. SB&T Holding, Inc. is the bank holding company and parent of State Bank & Trust.
Meridian has $260 million in assets and has served the Tarrant and Denton counties of Texas since the 1980s. Meridian Bank is a subsidiary of Marquette Financial Companies, a $1.2 billion privately held financial services company established more than 50 years ago. The combined banking operation will have more than 60 employees operating in five locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with total assets of nearly $450 million.
CSC’s Financial Institutions Group practice centers exclusively on serving the needs of the financial services sector. The group aims to provide sound, comprehensive advice, expert structuring and optimum execution to banks, bank holding companies and allied businesses. CSC is recognized as a leader in the industry for its valuation practice and the unbiased analyses and independent opinions it provides to clients to help them fulfill their fiduciary obligations.
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