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County Bancorp, Inc.

$29 Million 11/20/2015 Depository Complete
Lead Bankers: Jim Hemmer, Adam Cunningham
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Transaction Details

  • On November 20, 2015, County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICBK, “County”) announced an agreement to acquire Fox River Valley Bancorp, Inc. of Appleton, WI.
  • Aggregate purchase price of approximately $29 million
  • Transaction consideration is 50% cash and 50% shares of County common stock
  • The acquisition will add branches in Appleton and Green Bay, doubling County’s branch network, and increase its total assets to over $1 billion. County will also be the 6th largest exchange traded bank headquartered in the State of Wisconsin.
  • The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2016.
  • Stephens Inc. is serving as exclusive financial advisor and provided a fairness opinion to County.

About the company

County Bancorp, Inc. Overview

County Bancorp, Inc. is a Wisconsin corporation founded in May 1996 and is registered as a bank holding company under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956. As of September 30, 2015, County had approximately $845 million in assets, $704 million in loans and $636 million in deposits. For more information, visit

Fox River Valley Bancorp, Inc. Overview

Founded in 1999, Fox River Valley Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding company of its wholly owned subsidiary bank, The Business Bank. As of September 30, 2015, Fox River Valley had approximately $255 million in assets, $152 million in loans and $220 million in deposits. For more information, visit

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