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Cash Offers & Rival Bids: Inside Bear State Bank’s $391M Sale

by Mark Friedman 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Randy Dennis, the president of DD&F Consulting, thought Arvest Bank of Fayetteville and Bear State Bank of Little Rock would be a good fit.

For Arvest, Bear State The Biggest Buy Ever

by George Waldon 9/11/2017 12:00 am

The proposed $391 million cash purchase of Little Rock’s Bear State Financial Inc. represents a historic acquisition for Arvest Bank of Fayetteville.

Strong Stocks Lift Fortunes on Arkansas Wealthiest Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 12/12/2016 12:00 am

The top stockholders, as always, are the heirs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton. Their disclosed stock in the Bentonville retailer was valued at $112.7 billion as of Dec. 2.

Show-Me State Hoosier Mark McFatridge Leads Bear State Financial

by George Waldon 12/7/2015 12:00 am

When Bear State Financial made its first out-of-state acquisition of Metropolitan National Bank of Springfield, Missouri, it didn't find just a merger partner in Mark McFatridge, president and CEO of Metropolitan. It found a new leader for its management team.

Bear State Financial Discloses Raises for Executives, Sets Meeting Date

by George Waldon 4/29/2015 4:46 pm

Bear State Financial Inc. released its annual proxy statement and announced its annual shareholders meeting to be held May 29 at the company's Harrison headquarters.

Market Disruption Opens New Doors for Bear State Financial

by George Waldon 8/4/2014 12:00 am

The June acquisition of First National Security Co. propelled Bear State Financial Inc. of Harrison into the top tier of Arkansas bank holding companies.