Colony Bankcorp and SouthCrest Financial Group to Combine in Transformational Merger

Colony Bankcorp and SouthCrest Financial Group to Combine in Transformational Merger

  • Posted: 04/22/2021
  • Jennifer Lian

FITZGERALD, Ga & ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Colony Bankcorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBAN) (“Colony” or “the Company”), the holding company for Colony Bank, and SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc. (PK: SCSG) (“SouthCrest”), the holding company for SouthCrest Bank, N.A., today jointly announced the signing of an Agreement and Plan of Merger under which Colony has agreed to acquire 100% of the common stock of SouthCrest in a combined stock-and-cash transaction valued at approximately $84.0 million. Upon completion of the transaction, Colony is expected to have approximately $2.4 billion in assets, $1.4 billion in loans, $2.0 billion in deposits, and $165.8 million in tangible common equity. The transaction is expected to be meaningfully accretive to Colony’s fully diluted earnings per share in year one, excluding transaction costs.

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