Avenue Q4 profits more than double '13 number

Bank prepping for IPO finished last year just shy of $1B in assets
Feb 3, 2015 2:38 PM

Avenue prices IPO shares

Midpoint of range values bank holding company at $120M
Jan 30, 2015 7:37 AM

Analysts upgrade Pinnacle, AmSurg

Andrew Stapp at Hilliard Lyons liked the look of Pinnacle Financial Partners' fourth-quarter numbers. He has hiked his rating on the shares of Nashville's biggest bank to 'buy' from 'long-term buy.' Pinnacle (Ticker: PNFP) ended last week at $37.80 and is up about 5 percent over the past three months.

Over at Piper Jaffray, Kevin Ellich has upgraded AmSurg to 'overweight' from 'neutral,' saying the company now trades at a better valuation. Ellich also raised his target for the Nashville-based company to $65 from $54. AmSurg (Ticker: AMSG) shares finished Friday trading at $55.31 and have climbed about 10 percent over the past three months.

Jan 26, 2015 7:18 AM

Cross-border deal bringing new banking name to Music Row

Royal Bank of Canada has struck a deal to pay $5.4 billion for Los Angeles-based City National Bank, which specializes in working with high-net-worth individuals, including many in the music and entertainment sectors. City National's Music Square East branch, which opened its doors in mid-2011, was home to $128 million in deposits last summer.

Here's the press release from RBC and Bloomberg's story on the deal.

Jan 22, 2015 1:50 PM

Pinnacle's next big growth push: CRE

Eyeing $10B in assets, CEO Turner also gets more serious about M&A in Chattanooga, Memphis
Jan 21, 2015 2:28 PM

Pinnacle puts up record EPS, beats revenue estimate

Assets top $6B, board votes to hike dividend by half
Jan 21, 2015 6:51 AM

First Tennessee adds veteran banker for EVP role

Former Fifth Third senior VP to replace Thompson
Jan 12, 2015 12:01 PM

Avenue files for IPO

Bank recently sold $20M in debt through private placement
Jan 12, 2015 6:48 AM

New COO for First Advantage

Familiar face returns after stints at CapStar, Avenue
Jan 8, 2015 7:07 AM

Pinnacle adds Rutherford executive

SVP ran McMinnville bank, was formerly area exec for Dominion, First Union
Jan 7, 2015 2:42 PM