Takeover #3 for the Year...another big win

Hometown Financial Group, Inc. (“Hometown”), the multi-bank holding company for bankESB, bankHometown and Abington Bank, and Randolph Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNDB) (“Randolph”), the bank holding company for Envision Bank, jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Hometown will acquire Randolph.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, which has been unanimously approved by both boards of directors, Randolph shareholders will receive $27.00 in cash for each share of Randolph common stock. The total transaction value is approximately $146.5 million. The merger is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2022, subject to certain conditions, including the receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, and other standard conditions. Randolph’s directors and executive officers who currently own, in the aggregate, approximately 7.65% of Randolph’s outstanding common shares have signed voting agreements pursuant to which they have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the merger.

As a result of the transaction, Envision Bank will merge with and into Abington Bank to create a $1.4 billion bank with 11 full-service retail locations across the South Shore, including the towns of Abington, Avon, Braintree, Cohasset, Holbrook, Marion, Randolph and Stoughton. Envision’s mortgage division also has lending centers in North Attleborough and Quincy as well as two mortgage offices in Massachusetts and one in southern New Hampshire. As part of the merger agreement, at closing, Hometown will add at least one Randolph director to the Hometown and Abington Bank boards of directors.

The transaction will expand Hometown’s market presence in eastern Massachusetts. Following completion of the transaction, Hometown will have consolidated assets of approximately $4.4 billion and a branch network of 38 full-service offices across Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut.

“With the addition of Envision Bank, we more than double our full-service locations and assets in ...

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Takeover in the High Yield Bank Portfolio- Takeover #2 for 2022

The Community Bank Stock Investors gives us takeover #2 for 2022


CANFIELD, Ohio and EMLENTON, Pa., March 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farmers National Banc Corp. (“Farmers”) (NASDAQ: FMNB), the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield (“Farmers ...

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Takeover in High Yield Bank Portfolio

55% one year gain in the stock in about a year


CANFIELD, Ohio and EMLENTON, Pa., March 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farmers National Banc Corp. (“Farmers”) (NASDAQ: FMNB), the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield (“Farmers ...

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Takeover #1 for 2022 CBM Bancorp (CBMB)

A 35% return

Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association ("Rosedale Federal") and CBM Bancorp, Inc. ("CBM Bancorp") (OTCMKTS- "CBMB") jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Rosedale Federal will acquire CBM Bancorp, the Baltimore, Maryland ...

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Yet Another 100% Gain

This month Elmira Savings Bank announces that the Shareholders of Elmira Savings Bank, at its voted to approve the proposed merger of Elmira with Community Bank (CBU). We hate to see the stock go but its time to go ahead ...

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Yet Another 100% Gain

This month Elmira Savings Bank announces that the Shareholders of Elmira Savings Bank, at its voted to approve the proposed merger of Elmira with Community Bank (CBU). We hate to see the stock go but its time to go ahead ...

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Goodbye and thanks for the cash. 192% win-our 62nd consecutive closed winner w

Shares of Select Bancorp (SLCT) are up 15% this week and now trade well above the original takeover offer from First Bancorp (FBNC). We sold the stock at $20.45 for our 62nd consecutive closed winning trade

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Community Bank Investor Dividend Portfolio Takeover -100% 1 year gain!

Although this is a dividend-based portfolio this is our fourth takeover of the year for a 20% takeover rate so far. If you aren't using this strategy, you do not like money.

Community Bank System, Inc. (“Community Bank System”) (NYSE: ...

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Another Takeover- SUGR

Sugar Creek Financial Corp., the holding company for Tempo Bank in Clinton County, and Scott Credit Union jointly announced today that Sugar Creek, Tempo Bank and Scott Credit Union have signed an agreement whereby Scott Credit Union will purchase substantially ...

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Friday Addition Edition

I heard it again this morning. Paying attention to valuation doesn't matter anymore. There is so much cash and so many new traders in the markets. The stock market is just going to keep going higher for the foreseeable future. ...

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Another takeover, another 3x return on invested capital

Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB, “Columbia”), the holding company for Columbia State Bank, and Bank of Commerce Holdings (NASDAQ: BOCH, “Bank of Commerce”), the holding company for Merchants Bank of Commerce, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement ...

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A focus bank takeover for a more than 3X return

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and TAMPA, Fla., June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boards of Directors of Lake Michigan Credit Union ("LMCU") and Pilot Bancshares, Inc, (OTCQX: PLBN), the holding company for Tampa-based Pilot Bank and National Aircraft ...

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