Posts Tagged ‘acquisition’

The First reports increase in net income

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, has released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2013. Net income available to common stockholders for the three months amounted to $1,392,000, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared to $1,062,000, or […] [...]

Trustmark Corp. sees gain in quarterly profit

JACKSON — Regional bank Trustmark Corp. says profit in 2013′s fourth quarter rose 1 percent from the same three months of 2012, as the company worked to increase efficiency after its takeover of the former BancTrust Financial Group. Trustmark posted quarterly profit yesterday of $28 million, or 42 cents per share. That compares to $27.7 […] [...]

Bankrupt Simply Wheelz ceases operations at 30 locations

RIDGELAND — Franchise Services of North America Inc.’s (FSNA’s) wholly owned subsidiary, Simply Wheelz, LLC, which does business as Advantage Rent a Car, has ceased operations at 30 Advantage locations. Advantage has reached an agreement with Dollar Rent A Car whereby Dollar Rent A Car will provide car rental services to those customers who hold […] [...]

Officials ask hospital negotiator to take counter-offer

NATCHEZ — County and hospital officials told their negotiator to take a counter-offer to the bidder for Natchez Regional Medical Center. The charge came yesterday after a closed-door meeting between the hospital’s board of trustees, the Adams County Board of Supervisors and Healthcare Management Partners Chief Executive Officer Scott Phillips. Phillips, who the supervisors hired […] [...]

BancorpSouth buying Texas bank in stock/cash deal

TUPELO — BancorpSouth will acquire Central Community Corp., the parent of Austin-based First State Bank Central Texas, pushing the bank much deeper into the competitive Texas banking market. BancorpSouth said yesterday that it is offering Central Community stockholders shares of its own stock worth $182.3 million, plus $28.5 million in cash. If Central Community shareholders […] [...]

Renasant sees rise in post-M&F merger profits

TUPELO — Renasant Corp. says profit in 2013′s fourth quarter rose 55 percent in the first reporting period following its takeover of First M&F Corp. Yesterday, Renasant posted quarterly profit of $11.3 million, or 36 cents per share. That’s up from $7.3 million, or 29 cents per share, in 2012′s fourth quarter. Because the period […] [...]

Court rules against businessman in tour bus case

TUPELO — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that Tupelo businessman Bill Kinard was competent when he agreed in 2011 to sell a tour bus at auction. For the past three years, Kinard and Larry Michael of Nashville have disputed debts associated with retrieval of the bus from Washington State in early […] [...]

Offer made for Natchez Regional Medical Center

NATCHEZ — Officials say an offer has been made for the purchase of the county-owned Natchez Regional Medical Center. Hospital Board chairman the Rev. Leroy White tells The Natchez Democrat the board will be meeting this week to discuss it with Healthcare Management Partners CEO Scott Phillips. HMP was hired last July to help facilitate […] [...]

B&K shareholders agree to merger with Home Bancorp

NATCHEZ — Shareholders of Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation, the parent company of Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A., have approved the merger of the company with and into Home Bancorp Inc. Terms were not disclosed. W. Page Ogden, president and CEO of B&K Capital, said, “We are pleased that our shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the […] [...]

BancorpSouth merging with La. bank in stock/cash deal

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. has signed a definitive merger agreement with Ouachita Bancshares Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Ouachita Independent Bank (OIB) headquartered in Monroe, La., whereby Ouachita Bancshares Corp. will be merged with and into BancorpSouth, Inc. OIB operates 12 full-service banking offices; six in the Monroe-West Monroe, La., area, four in the […] [...]

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