First Eagle Investment to Acquire NewStar Financial

First Eagle Investment Management will acquire NewStar Financial. In a related transaction, NewStar will sell a portfolio of assets, including $2.4 billion of middle-market loans, to a fund sponsored by GSO Capital Partners. To support the transaction, Wells Fargo is providing an up to $1.85 billion ABL revolver to GSO.

Berkshire Hills Completes Commerce Bancshares Acquisition

Berkshire Hills Bancorp completed the acquisition of Commerce Bancshares and the merger of Commerce Bank into Berkshire Bank.

Deutsche, Capital One, Fifth Third Support CryoLife Buy of JOTEC

CryoLife, a medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire JOTEC.

People’s Intermountain Completes Banner Bank Utah Acquisition

Banner Bank completed the sale of its Utah branches and related assets and liabilities to People’s Intermountain Bank, a banking subsidiary of People’s Utah Bancorp.

Wells Fargo Underwrites Itron Acquisition of Silver Spring Networks

Itron will acquire Silver Spring Networks in a transaction valued at $850 million, excluding $180 million in Silver Spring cash. Itron is funding the deal, fully underwritten by Wells Fargo, with cash and $750 million in incremental debt.

TBK Bank Completes Acquisition of Independent Bank Branches

TBK Bank, a subsidiary of Triumph Bancorp, completed its acquisition of nine branch locations in Colorado from Independent Bank.

Sterling and Astoria Financial Complete Merger

Sterling Bancorp completed its previously announced merger with Astoria Financial. The merger will leverage Astoria’s presence on Long Island to complement Sterling’s expansion in the greater New York City market.

State Bank Financial Completes Merger with AloStar Bank of Commerce

State Bank Financial completed its merger with AloStar Bank of Commerce for $197.6 million in cash.

TD Bank Completes Scottrade Acquisition

TD Bank completed its acquisition of Scottrade Bank for cash consideration equal to approximately $1.4 billion.

Charter Financial Completes Merger with Resurgens Bancorp

Charter Financial completed its merger with Tucker, GA-based Resurgens Bancorp.