Update: Arvest to Buy Bear State Bank in $391M All-Cash Deal

Update: Arvest to Buy Bear State Bank in $391M All-Cash Deal
Arvest President and CEO Kevin Sabin called the deal "a strategic move for us and one made after much careful consideration."

Arvest Bank will acquire Bear State Bank in an all-cash transaction valued at about $391 million, or $10.28 per share of Bear State common stock.
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CARTI Names Adam Head as President, CEO

CARTI Names Adam Head as President, CEO

Adam Head has been the chief operating officer of the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock since 2013, according to a CARTI news release on Tuesday.
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Fed, State Bank Board OK Home BancShares' Stonegate Bank Deal

Fed, State Bank Board OK Home BancShares' Stonegate Bank Deal

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway says its previously announced merger with Stonegate Bank of Pompano Beach, Florida, received approval from the Federal Reserve Board and the Arkansas State Bank Board.
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The List Largest Arkansas Banks by Equity

Arkansas Banks ranked by return on equity also includes total assets and net income.

Rank Name ROE Net Income
1 Bank of England 21 8,775,000
2 First Financial Bank 19 31,979,000
3 Riverside Bank 17 1,414,000
4 Priority Bank 16 1,691,000
5 Farmers Bank & Trust Co. 15 9,370,000

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ARcare CEO Steven Collier Ready to Adapt with Whatever Washington Puts in Place

Dr. Steven Collier founded what is now ARcare in 1986, a company with nearly 700 employees and 46 clinics serving 13 counties in Arkansas and eight counties in Kentucky.