Tagged: wallace fowler

Fowlers Donate $2.93M to Chancellor's Residence Expansion

by Lee Hogan 11/13/2014 4:08 pm

The chancellor's home on the University of Arkansas campus is getting an upgrade thanks to a hefty gift from its namesakes. Wallace W. and Jama M. Fowler of Jonesboro pledged $2.93 million to an effort to expand the residence, adding room to host large dinners, receptions and other special events.

Fowler Family Gives $2.5M for UA Training Facility

by Associated Press 7/15/2014 10:57 am

The Wallace and Jama Fowler family gives the University of Arkansas $2.5 million to help pay for a new baseball and track training center.

$100 Million-Plus Deals Dominate Biggest Deals of 2013 List

by Gwen Moritz 1/20/2014 12:00 am

The number of high-value mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas — those believed to be worth $9 million or more — dropped in 2013 to 73 compared with 80 in 2012. But the number of really high-value deals — those worth $100 million or more — jumped from 14 in 2012 to 26 in 2013.

Fowlers Give $5M to NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2013 3:20 pm

Wallace Fowler and his wife Jama of Jonesboro have donated $5 million to the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation. Officials say the gift is the largest in Baptist Memorial Health Care's 101-year history, and that they will name the hospital's cancer center in honor of the Fowlers.

Stockholders List Grows With Market, Bank Deal

by Gwen Moritz 11/18/2013 12:00 am

The Walton family is still the richest in Arkansas, with publicly disclosed stockholdings worth $132.76 billion as of Nov. 8. But below the top spot, Arkansas Business’ annual list of the state’s top stockholders has seen some changes and new names.

Home BancShares Completes Purchase of Liberty Bank

by Lance Turner 10/23/2013 5:03 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway has completed its previously announced purchase of Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro, the parent company of Liberty Bank of Arkansas.

HOMB Proxy: Top Liberty Execs To Receive Severance of Up to $1.9 Million

by Lance Turner 10/9/2013 11:07 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway files a proxy statement ahead of a shareholders vote to approve its $280 million merger with Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro.

Wallace Fowler Calls Liberty Bank Years ‘Wonderful’

by George Waldon 7/22/2013 12:00 am

“Have you had enough? Are you ready to sell?” Johnny Allison’s friendly annual query of his friend and business mentor Wallace Fowler finally found a warm reception this year. That led to the $280 million sale of Liberty Bank to Home BancShares Inc. -- the largest in-state bank transaction in Arkansas history.

Cash-Stock Combo Offers Liberty Bank Stockholders Quick Reward

by George Waldon 7/1/2013 12:00 am

The combination of cash and stock in the proposed $280 million buyout of Liberty Bancshares offers stockholders in the Jonesboro bank holding company immediate reward and tax-deferred possibilities.

Video: Johnny Allison, Wallace Fowler on the Home BancShares, Liberty Deal

by Lance Turner 6/26/2013 7:21 am

A quick video interview with Home BancShares Chairman Johnny Allison and Liberty Bank Chairman Wallace Fowler, who spoke to Arkansas Business at a news conference announcing their merger.

Johnny Allison: Home BancShares, Liberty Deal Marks 'Day of History in Arkansas'

by George Waldon 6/25/2013 4:31 pm

The purchase agreement to acquire Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro by Home BancShares Inc. represents the largest in-state banking transaction in Arkansas history.

Update: Home BancShares To Buy Liberty Bank for $280 Million

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 6/25/2013 3:16 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway announced the signing of a definitive agreement worth $280 million for Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro to merge into HOMB.

Highlights From Wallace Fowler's Path to Liberty Bank

by George Waldon 6/25/2013 12:13 pm

The sale of Jonesboro's Liberty Bancshares Inc. to Home BancShares Inc. of Conway caps a 31-year run in banking for Wallace Fowler, the chairman, CEO and leading shareholder of Liberty. Here are some highlights.

NW Arkansas Real Estate Rebounds, But Benton County OREO Stacks Up

by George Waldon 6/24/2013 12:00 am

The northwest Arkansas housing market may be rebounding, but lenders remain a familiar sight among the ownership rolls of residential lots and undeveloped acreage all over Benton County.