Park National in Newark, Ohio, burned by its last out-of-market bank deal, took a cautious approach as it looked to return to making acquisitions. The $7.5 billion-asset company agreed in January to buy the $338 million-asset NewDominion Bank in Charlotte, N.C., for $76 million in cash and stock. Park took three months to conduct due diligence before making a $3.5 million investment in NewDominion in November 2016, or a roughly 8.6% stake, according to a new securities filing.
A third group is looking to form a de novo bank in North Carolina. Organizers led by veteran banker Skip Brown are looking to open Community Bank of the Carolinas in Winston-Salem, N.C., by the end of this year, according to a source familiar with the plan. Brown would serve as the planned bank’s CEO. Brown was president and CEO of TriStone Community Bank, which he helped found in 2004.
HarborOne Bancorp in Brockton, Mass., has agreed to buy Coastway Bancorp in Warwick, R.I. The $2.7 billion-asset HarborOne said in a press release Monday that it will pay $125.6 million in cash for the $739 million-asset Coastway. The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year. Coastway has nine branches, three mortgage lending offices and $477 million in deposits. Both banks are former credit unions.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".