M&A Banking & Financial Services



Banks, thrifts, holding companies, and other financial services clients look to us for our counsel on mergers and acquisitions transactions involving geographic and business line expansion and divestiture. Our experience with hundreds of public and private transactions enables us to guide clients through the regulatory, corporate, securities, employment, tax, ERISA, real estate, integration, and other issues present in any given transaction.

Clients who want to tap into public and private capital markets look to us, because we represent clients in initial public offerings, private placements, special exempt transactions (e.g., intrastate offerings), hybrid securities offerings, and subordinated debt transactions. Our team provides advice and counsel with respect to the provisions applicable to the client’s investments in financial institutions and their holding companies and the principal provisions affecting the operations of these entities going forward.

Our clients in the financial services industry team with us to support their own customers and clients in the strategy and execution of various financial and corporate transactions, investments, workouts, and insolvencies.

Representative Transactions


We partnered with Peoples on its most significant acquisition to date, namely the purchase of Premier Financial, a $1.9 billion public company with financial operations in seven states.


Peoples Bancorp turned to Dinsmore in its acquisition of Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiaries in a transaction valued at roughly $290 million.



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