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Ameris Bancorp

$405 Million 01/26/2018 Depository Complete
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Transaction Details

  • On January 26, 2018, Ameris Bancorp (“ABCB”), announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Ameris will acquire Hamilton State Bancshares (“HMBH”), the parent company of Hamilton State Bank, in a transaction valued at $405.4 million.
  • The pro forma combined company will have approximately $11.3 billion(1) in assets and a branching network across four states
  • The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018
  • Stephens Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor to Ameris Bancorp
Sources: Company filings, SNL Financial and publicly available information.
  1. Note: Financial data as of December 31, 2017.

    (1) Pro forma as of closing; includes purchase accounting adjustments, potential branch closures and the pending acquisition of Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (“ACFC”).

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