Community First Bancshares, the parent company of First State Bank, said Tuesday afternoon it will sell to an Arkansas holding company in a $243 million deal that will create a company with $6.8 billion in assets and operations from Kansas to Knoxville. First State runs eight Middle Tennessee branches — although only one (on West End Avenue) is located in the heart of Nashville — that have been among the company's main growth drivers.
The acquisition by Simmons First National Corp. (Ticker: SFNC) is expected to close late this year, but Simmons Chairman and CEO George Makris says his team doesn't expect to be changing signs anytime soon.
Capella Healthcare announced today it has added Ben Wynd as assistant vice president of accounting and financial reporting.
A certified public accountant with experience in technical accounting, finance and SEC reporting matters, Wynd most recently served as director of financial reporting at Tenet Healthcare/Vanguard. There, he was worked on the company’s SEC filings (including Vanguard’s initial public offering in June 2011) and comprehensive debt refinancing. He has worked with national accounting firms as well as with the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Wynd is a graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky.