Manatt Represents Presidio Bank in its Announced Merger with Heritage Commerce Corp.

Manatt’s Craig Miller, leader of the financial services group, and corporate and finance associate Dieu Nguyen are representing Presidio Bank in its $200 million merger with Heritage Commerce Corp. The transaction was announced on May 16 and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The transaction will create San Francisco Bay Area’s leading community business bank, with more than $4 billion in total assets and 17 branches. Three Presidio directors will also join Heritage’s board, including CEO Steve Heitel. Clay Jones, Presidio’s president, will become president of Heritage’s community business banking group. 

Presidio Bank is a San Francisco-based full-service commercial bank with additional branches in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Rafael, and Walnut Creek, California, and provides financial services to small to mid-size businesses and business owners.

The deal team included tax, employee benefits and executive compensation partners David Herbst and Jeff Mannisto; environmental litigation partner Pete Duchesneau; employment and labor partner Sharon Bauman; venture capital and emerging companies partner Brian Kelly; corporate and finance associate Eugene Choi; and paralegal Sandra Zapf.