Vista Bancshares Announces Agreement to Acquire Charis Holdings/Charis Bank

On January 30, Vista Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Dallas-based Vista Bank, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Charis Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary, Justin-based Charis Bank. The transaction will expand Vista Bank’s footprint and lending ability. With the acquisition, Vista will acquire Charis Bank’s North Texas locations and … Read more

Prosperity Bancshares to Acquire FirstCapital Bank of Texas and Lone Star State Bank of West Texas

In mid-October, Prosperity Bancshares Inc., the parent company of El Campo-based Prosperity Bank, announced the signing of two acquisition agreements. In one, Prosperity has agreed to acquire First Bancshares of Texas Inc. and its banking subsidiary, Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas NA. The second agreement signed by Prosperity Bancshares indicates its intention to acquire Lone … Read more

Louisiana-based Origin Bancorp Completes Acquisition of BT Holdings/BTH Bank

On August 1, Origin Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank, announced the completion of its acquisition of BT Holdings Inc., the holding company for Quitman-based BTH Bank NA. The acquisition became effective on August 1 in accordance with the terms of the agreement and plan of merger announced in February. “We … Read more

Denver-based Sunflower Bank and Austin-based Pioneer Bank Receive Approval for Merger

On March 8, FirstSun Capital Bancorp, the holding company for Denver, Colorado-based Sunflower Bank NA, and Pioneer Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Austin-based Pioneer Bank SSB, jointly announced the receipt of all required regulatory approvals to merge Pioneer Bancshares and Pioneer Bank with and into FirstSun Capital Bancorp and Sunflower Bank, respectively, in an … Read more

Louisiana’s Business First Bancshares Completes Acquisition of Texas Citizens Bancorp, Expands in Houston Market

Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Business First Bancshares Inc., the holding company for b1BANK, has completed its acquisition of Texas Citizens Bancorp Inc. and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Pasadena-based Texas Citizens Bank National Association. The acquisition became effective March 1. “This partnership in the Houston area is an important step in the widening of our footprint … Read more

Arkansas-based Home BancShares Enters Texas with Acquisition of Happy Bancshares

On September 15, Conway, Arkansas-based Home BancShares Inc. (HOMB), the parent company of Centennial Bank, and Amarillo-based Happy Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Happy State Bank, jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Home BancShares will acquire Happy Bancshares in an all-stock merger, with Home BancShares as … Read more