Barack Ferrazzano Represents QCR Holdings, Inc. in Deal Valued At $44.2 Million
The Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group served as legal counsel for QCR Holdings, Inc. ("QCR")(NASDAQ: QCRH) in the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Guaranty Bank and Trust Company ("Guaranty Bank") from Guaranty Bankshares, Ltd. Guaranty Bank, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was established in 1934. With its acquisition and subsequent merger into Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Company ("CRBT"), the deposit base of CRBT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of QCR, will help to create a dominant banking franchise in the Cedar Rapids area.
The projected deal value at closing is approximately $44.2 million. The transaction, subject to regulatory approval by bank regulators, approval by Guaranty shareholders, and certain closing conditions is expected to close late in the third quarter or early fourth quarter of 2017.
Barack Ferrazzano's team was led by John E. Freechack, along with Robert M. Fleetwood and Abdul R. Mitha. Executive compensation and benefits were handled by Andrew K. Strimaitis.
Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group
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