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First Busey Corporation

$235.8 Million 02/06/2017 Depository Complete
Lead Banker: Adam Cunningham
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Transaction Details

  • Announcement Date: February 6, 2017
  • Expected Closing: Mid-2017
  • Deal Value: $235.8 million
  • Under the terms of the agreement, First Community shareholders will receive 0.396 shares of First Busey common stock and $1.35 in cash for each share of First Community common stock
  • The acquisition provides First Busey entrance into the demographically and economically attractive southwest suburban markets of the greater Chicagoland area
  • 198% price / tangible book value (12/31/16)
Sources: Company filings, SNL Financial and publicly available information.
  1. Note: Financial information is as of December 31, 2016 and deposit market share data is as of June 30, 2016. Deal value includes cash consideration for restricted stock units, warrants and other equity awards.

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