Earnings wrap: CHS, First Acceptance

Hospital giant beats despite soft volumes; auto insurer sees losses rise on bad weather
May 7, 2014 7:23 AM

First State Bank parent selling to Arkansas holding company

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.


May 7, 2014 6:56 AM

Iroquois brings on former attorney, deal pro as managing directors

Merchant/investment bank also adds five to advisory board
May 6, 2014 1:04 PM

Aon names area health and benefits leader

VP moves over from Willis
May 6, 2014 7:05 AM

Veteran banking attorney jumps to Green Hills firm

Former First American GC had been with Dickinson Wright for nearly four years
May 5, 2014 12:19 PM

Capella adds assistant VP

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.

May 5, 2014 12:15 PM

Earnings wrap: CapStar, Avenue

Mortgage deal pays early dividends for CapStar; Avenue nears $1B asset mark
May 5, 2014 7:48 AM

Anderson Benson buys entertainment industry book of business

Deal with London-based broker includes team of three
May 1, 2014 7:38 AM

Earnings wrap: FirstBank, Healthcare Realty

Margins rise further at community bank; REIT leasing up buildings in transition
May 1, 2014 7:24 AM

Prominent Avondale analyst jumps to client

Consumer researcher takes over from hospitals expert who was named best on Street in 2011
Apr 30, 2014 12:55 PM