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Bucks County Bank Announces Merger with and into First Bank

Published March 29, 2017

Hovde's client, Doylestown, PA-based Bucks County Bank (OTC Pink: BKCS) has announced a merger with and into Hamilton, NJ-based First Bank (NASDAQ: FRBA) in a deal valued at $27.2 million.

Highlights of the deal include:

  • 100% stock transaction
  • FRBA will add four branches and approximately $198 million in assets, expanding its footprint into Bucks County, Pennsylvania
  • This marks FRBA's first M&A transaction since acquiring Heritage Community Bank in 2013
  • The deal is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q3 of 2017
  • This transaction marks Hovde's 45th announced bank M&A transaction over the past two years

Hovde Group, LLC served as financial advisor to Bucks County Bank.

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