Westlake Village-based First California Financial Group has called off a deal to acquire Premier Service Bank, a small Riverside-based lender it was slated to buy last year. The dashed deal may be a sign that a contentious $231 million acquisition of First California by Los Angeles-based PacWest Bancorp is moving forward. Executives from First California Read More →
Westlake Village-based First California Bank has rejected an unsolicited all-stock takeover offer from Los Angeles-based PacWest Bancorp at $7.25 a share, 32 percent higher than First California’s recent trading price. For its part, PacWest has signaled publicly that it now wants to enlist the energy of disgruntled First California shareholders to help push through a Read More →
PacWest Bancorp’s $58.1 million offer to buy American Perspective Bank has trumped an earlier deal for the Central Coast lender and puts San Luis Obispo County in play as a banking hotspot. The April 30 acquisition offer from PacWest, parent of Pacific Western Bank, comes three weeks after Umpqua Holdings Corp. of Oregon said it Read More →
Lynda Nahra has been hired by Los Angeles-based Pacific Western Bank to run its Central Coast region.