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Global dealmakers zoom in on region, shrug off slow growth politics

By   /  Friday, April 26th, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Global dealmakers zoom in on region, shrug off slow growth politics

A strengthening currency, a stable economic platform and the ability to innovate and reinvent is not something that you find in many places around the world.

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Prosecutors allege Deckers, Pacific Capital victims of KPMG auditor’s leaks

By   /  Thursday, April 11th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Prosecutors allege Deckers, Pacific Capital victims of KPMG auditor’s leaks

Deckers Outdoor Corp. and the former Pacific Capital Bancorp, two of the biggest names in tri-county business, were the targets of a KPMG auditor who leaked their financial information to a golf partner and now faces federal criminal insider trading charges, according to prosecutors. Scott London, a former partner in charge of the accounting firm’s Read More →

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Amid job cuts, Union Bank rolls out plan

By   /  Friday, December 7th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amid job cuts, Union Bank rolls out plan

Union Bank sent shockwaves through the region with the announcement that it will cut almost 500 Santa Barbara Bank & Trust jobs as it completes a $1.5 billion acquisition. But the rollout of the San Francisco-based lender’s vastly increased footprint in the region also creates new opportunities for middle-market companies to get debt financing, experts Read More →

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Union Bank to slash almost half of SBB&T work force

By   /  Friday, November 30th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Union Bank to slash almost half of SBB&T work force

Union Bank will lay off almost 500 Santa Barbara Bank & Trust employees, or nearly half the bank’s work force, the San Francisco-based lender announced on the eve of its acquisition of Pacific Capital Bancorp. A spokesperson for Union Bank told the Business Times that 468 SBB&T positions will be eliminated over the next year. Read More →

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UPDATE: Pacific Capital sale to close Dec. 1

By   /  Wednesday, November 14th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on UPDATE: Pacific Capital sale to close Dec. 1

Union Bank’s $1.5 billion acquisition of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust’s parent company is slated to close Dec. 1 now that federal regulators have signed off on the deal. In approving the sale of Pacific Capital Bancorp with a formal order on Nov. 14, Federal Reserve officials set in motion a number of events. They Read More →

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Pacific Capital’s third quarter profits up 62%

By   /  Wednesday, October 24th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Pacific Capital’s third quarter profits up 62%

Santa Barbara Bank & Trust parent Pacific Capital said third-quarter earnings were up 62.2 percent to $33.2 million, or $1.01 per diluted share. The higher profits come on the eve of the sale of the region’s largest banking franchise to San Francisco-based Union Bank, a deal expected to close in the fourth quarter. Pacific Capital Read More →

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As merger looms, PCBC marks profits

By   /  Thursday, July 26th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on As merger looms, PCBC marks profits

Santa Barbara Bank & Trust parent Pacific Capital Bancorp earned $24.1 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012 compared with $21 million the year before. The company, which is in the process of being bought by Union Bank, said the profits were its highest since Texas-based Ford Financial Group Read More →