Manatt Represents Sandler O’Neill in $40 Million Private Placement Offering for Gateway First Bank

A Manatt team led by financial services leader Craig Miller represented Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P., an investment bank, as placement agent in a $40 million equity capital raise of Gateway First Bank.

Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. is an investment banking firm and broker-dealer focused on the financial services sector. The firm provides merger and acquisition advisory, capital markets, fixed income and equity trading and sales, equity research, balance sheet management, mortgage finance, and consulting services to financial institutions and their investors.

The proceeds of the private placement were used to fund the acquisition and to support the future growth of Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC, in its acquisition of Farmers Exchange Bank, thereby forming Gateway First Bank, one of the largest mortgage banks in the nation.

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