Park Sterling Corporation | Stephens

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What We Do

We provide investment banking, research, sales and trading, asset and wealth management, public finance, insurance, private capital, and family office services.

About Us

We are a family-owned financial services firm that values client relationships, long-term stability, and supporting the communities where we live and work.

The Stephens Story

The idea of family defines our culture, because each of us knows that our reputation is on the line as if our own name was on the door.


Our reputation as a leading independent financial services firm is built on the stability of our longstanding and highly experienced senior executives.

Impact Initiatives

We are committed to corporate philanthropy; economic and financial literacy advocacy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Our Brand Ambassadors

Stephens is proud to sponsor the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, and PGA TOUR Champions careers, as well as applaud the philanthropic endeavors, of our Brand Ambassadors.

Making Connections

We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.

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Financial Advisor and Fairness Opinion

Park Sterling Corporation

Value Not Disclosed 04/27/2017 Depository Complete
Lead Banker: Scott Studwell
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Transaction Details

  • Announcement Date: April 27, 2017
  • Transaction Value: $691 million(1)
  • 0.1400 shares of South State Stock for each outstanding share of Park Sterling stock
  • Price / 2017 Consensus EPS Estimate: 21.8x ‒ Price / 2018 Consensus EPS Estimate: 18.6x ‒ Price / TBV per Share: 2.38x
Sources: Company filings, SNL Financial and publicly available information.
  1. (1) Based on South State’s April 26, 2017 closing stock price of $91.90.

    Note: Financial information as of or for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

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