Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Investment Banking Services

  • Chartwell and its Managing Director have served as a Corporate Executive, Board Member or Financial Advisor for over forty mergers, acquisitions or financing transactions representing over $6.8 billion in market value.
  • Chartwell has served as financial advisor for multiple branch transactions representing over $1.6 billion of deposits in over 40 branch locations.
  • Chartwell provides advice to potential buyers concerning acquisition strategy, post-acquisition integration and financing alternatives. We understand the need for post-acquisition results to match pre-acquisition expectations and take a disciplined approach toward due-diligence and pricing. Most important, Chartwell has advised clients not to proceed with transactions that, in it's opinion, were not in the best interests of it's clients shareholders.
  • Chartwell provides advice to potential sellers based on what is best for the institutions shareholders by comparing the potential transaction to potential growth as an independent institution. Our clients frequently ask us to work jointly with the institution's other investment banking relationships.
  • We have over 15 years experience in working with 'troubled' institutions, including working with institutional investors to provide capital and providing advice to boards concerning regulatory orders.

Chartwell's Bank M&A activity has been ranked by the American Banker & SNL Financial as: 

Ranked #5 Nationwide in 2008

Ranked #17 Nationwide in 2001

Ranked #19 Nationwide in 1998

Ranked #5 in the Southeast 1997-2001

 

Representative Transactions:

  • Citizens First (Kentucky) retained Chartwell to initiate the successful acquistion of a branch bank office from another financial institution.
  • AmericanWest (Washington) retained Chartwell in August 2008 to serve as a financial advisor to the board and management for liquidity and capital planning. The successful recapitalization of the bank in December 2010 is described in the book "It Is What It Is" - available on Amazon. 
  • Citizens First (Kentucky) retained Chartwell is the successful defense of a hostile tender offer by a larger financial institution.
  • American Founders Bank (Kentucky) retained Chartwell to sell $100 million of deposits and related loans and facilities for three Kentucky branch locations.
     
  • Integra Bank (Indiana) retained Chartwell to sell $50 million of deposits and related loans and facilities for five Kentucky bank branch locations.
     
  • Republic Bancshares (Florida) was acquired by BB&T Corporation. Thayer provided M&A insight as a member of Republic's board of directors.
     
  • United Community Banks Inc. (Georgia) retained Chartwell as financial advisor in relation to its acquisition of Independent Bancshares.
     
  • CogenAmerica (Minnesota) was acquired by Calpine Corporation. Thayer served as a member of the three person Independent Directors Committee that was given full authority to negotiate the acquisition.
     
  • Progressive Bancshares Inc. (Kentucky) retained Chartwell as financial advisor for its acquisition by Integra Bank Corporation. (Indiana).
     
  • Trans Financial Inc. (Kentucky) retained Chartwell as financial advisor for its acquisition by Star Banc Corporation (US Bancorp).
     
  • Fifth Third Bancorp (Ohio) retained Chartwell as financial advisor for the purchase of 28 Ohio locations & $1.4 billion in deposits of 1st Nationwide Bank (California).
     
  • Trans Financial Inc. (Kentucky) retained Chartwell as financial advisor for the purchase of certain Kentucky branch locations of Fifth Third Bancorp (Ohio).
     
  • Chartwell represented the interests of certain Institutional Investors of Independent Bancorp of Arizona Inc. concerning its acquisition by Norwest Corporation (Wells Fargo).
     
  • Chartwell represented certain preferred stockholders of Fortune Bancorp (Florida), concerning its acquisition by AmSouth Bancorp (Alabama).
     
  • Kentucky Community Bancorp retained Chartwell as financial advisor to initiate merger discussions and negotiate its acquisition by Trans Financial Inc. (Kentucky).
     
  • Keefe Partners (New York) retained Chartwell to provide financial advice and due diligence for its role as a standby investor for the $81,000,000 shareholder rights offering by City National Corporation (California).
     
  • Financial Dominion of Kentucky Corporation retained Chartwell as financial advisor for the sale of its bankcard merchant processing business and to initiate and negotiate its acquisition by Liberty National Bancorp (Chase).
     
  • Keefe Partners (New York) retained Chartwell to provide financial advice and due diligence for the private purchase of common stock of Hibernia Corporation (Louisiana).
     
  • Keefe Partners (New York) retained Chartwell to provide financial advice and due diligence for its role as a standby investor (acquired 9.1%) for United Postal Bancorp (Missouri).
     
  • Chartwell assisted institutional investors with the acquisition ( through bankruptcy reorganization of Allegheny International Inc.) of Sunbeam Corporation.

 


 
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