ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC) (“Enterprise,” or “EFSC”), the holding company for Enterprise Bank & Trust (“EB&T”), today announced the completion of its merger with Trinity Capital Corporation (“Trinity”) and the merger of EB&T with Trinity’s wholly owned subsidiary, Los Alamos National Bank (“LANB”). The merger adds approximately $1.2 billion in assets, $700 million in loans and $1.1 billion in deposits to Enterprise and makes New Mexico Enterprise’s second largest market. Following this transformational merger, Enterprise will have approximately $7 billion in total assets.
“We are thrilled with the completion of the merger of our two organizations,” said Jim Lally, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise. “We are excited to continue to build upon the extraordinary past performance of both companies’ commitment to their employees, customers and communities. Our combined organization is poised to deliver strong returns and significant value for our shareholders as we continue to provide the highest level of service across all of our communities into the future.”
The merger further enhances the geographic diversity of Enterprise’s footprint with LANB’s six full-service locations in Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The New Mexico locations will continue to operate under LANB’s existing systems until EB&T completes its systems integration, which is expected to be finalized in mid-2019. LANB customers then will have access to the full range of products and services available currently to EB&T customers.
In connection with completion of the merger, two Trinity directors, Tony Scavuzzo of Castle Creek Capital, LLC and James F. Deutsch of Patriot Financial Partners, LP, have joined EFSC’s board of directors. Additionally, James E. Goodwin, Jr., Chairman of the boards of directors of Trinity and LANB, has joined the board of directors of EB&T.
Advisors to Transaction
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC served as financial advisor to EFSC, and Holland & Knight LLP served as legal counsel to EFSC. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company served as financial advisor to Trinity, and Hunton Andrew Kurth LLP served as legal counsel to Trinity.
Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC), with approximately $7 billion in assets, is a bank holding company headquartered in Clayton, Missouri. Enterprise Bank & Trust, a Missouri state-chartered trust company with banking powers and a wholly owned subsidiary of Enterprise, operates 34 branch offices in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri and New Mexico. Enterprise Bank & Trust offers a range of business and personal banking services and wealth management services. Enterprise Trust, a division of Enterprise Bank & Trust, provides financial planning, estate planning, investment management and trust services to businesses, individuals, institutions, retirement plans and non-profit organizations. Additional information is available at www.enterprisebank.com.
Enterprise Financial Services Corp’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “EFSC.” Please visit our website at www.enterprisebank.com to see our regularly posted material information.
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