First National Bank Merges With CapStar

Aug 01, 2020 at 05:04 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  With the new month, customers with First National Bank of Murfreesboro received letters announcing that the official merger between First National Bank and CapStar Bank has received final shareholder and regulatory approval. 

CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. (“CapStar”, the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CSTR), the parent company of CapStar Bank, announced that it completed its acquisition of FCB Corporation (“FCB”), including FCB’s two banking subsidiaries: The First National Bank of Manchester (“FNBM”) and The Bank of Waynesboro (“BOW”). FCB adds nine (9) branches in Cannon, Coffee, Lawrence, Rutherford and Wayne counties in Middle Tennessee, and approximately $480 million in assets as of March 31, 2020, to CapStar.


“We are pleased to welcome the employees, customers and shareholders of FCB, The Bank of Waynesboro and The First National Bank of Manchester as we expand CapStar’s community banking mission and deepen our geographic footprint in Middle Tennessee,” said Timothy K. Schools, CapStar President and CEO. “The partnership follows our successful 2018 merger with Athens Federal in East Tennessee, and establishes our presence in several exciting new markets, including fast-growing Rutherford County (Murfreesboro).”

The mergers join three dynamic Tennessee financial institutions with common visions, compatible cultures and proven credit risk management practices. With more than 200 combined years of history, FNBM and BOW are established and highly profitable community banks with sound deposit market share, excess liquidity and capital to support growth. The combination will result in a strong financial institution with an expanded product set, attractive funding profile, and enhanced scale to drive efficiency, diversify risk and increase shareholder value.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. served as financial advisor and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz served as legal advisor to CapStar. ProBank Austin served as financial advisor and Butler Snow LLP served as legal advisor to FCB.


CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and operates primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary, CapStar Bank, a Tennessee-chartered state bank. CapStar Bank is a commercial bank that seeks to establish and maintain comprehensive relationships with its clients by delivering customized and creative banking solutions and superior client service. As of March 31, 2020, on a consolidated basis, CapStar had total assets of $2.07 billion, gross loans of $1.45 billion, total deposits of $1.76 billion, and shareholders’ equity of $275.8 million. Visit for more information.

The letter sent to customers notes both First National Bank and CapStar are now operating under a single bank charter, but will not combine under the CapStar brand and system until November 16, 2020.  


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