Southern Missouri will enter St. Louis with $29.9 million deal

Southern Missouri Bancorp in Poplar Bluff has agreed to purchase one other Missouri firm, Fortune Monetary, for $29.9 million in money and inventory.

The $2.7 billion-asset Southern Missouri stated the deal would give it a toehold in metropolitan St. Louis. The mixed firm would have about $3 billion of belongings, $2.4 billion of loans, $2.5 billion of deposits in addition to 51 branches in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois. The transaction is anticipated to shut within the first quarter of 2022.

The $254 million-asset Fortune Monetary in Arnold, Missouri, has two branches within the suburbs of St. Louis.

Shopping for it will give Southern Missouri “some extent of entry to a big and rising banking market the place we consider our neighborhood banking mannequin will carry out properly,” President and CEO Greg Steffens stated in a information launch that introduced the deal Wednesday. “Fortune clients will profit from the size and know-how we’ll assist their banking officers carry to their relationships.”

The transaction is anticipated to be accretive to Southern Missouri’s earnings per share by about 8.8% in its fiscal 12 months ended June 30, 2022, and by 9.1% in its fiscal 12 months ended June 30, 2023.

Southern Missouri estimated tangible ebook worth per frequent share could be diluted by about 3.8% at closing. It projected it will earn again the dilution inside three years.

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