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May 2021
May 26, 2021

Warner Represents Horizon Bank in Acquisition of 14 TCF Branches

On May 25, 2021, Horizon Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Horizon Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) (“Horizon”), announced it has entered into a definitive purchase and assumption agreement to acquire 14 TCF National Bank (“TCF”) branches in 11 Michigan counties with approximately $976 million in deposits and $278 million in associated loans, which are being divested by TCF Financial Corporation in connection with its merger with Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.
Horizon agreed to pay 1.75% premium on deposits to be acquired at closing, or $17.1 million based on deposits outstanding of approximately $976 million at March 31, 2021. Horizon expects the transaction to be in excess of 17% accretive to 2022 earnings per share, excluding non-recurring transaction-related expenses. Tangible book value dilution is expected to be 5.0%, with a tangible book value earnback of approximately two years. An internal rate of return of approximately 21% is anticipated.
The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2021. Horizon plans to add over 50,000 retail and small business accounts and the entire workforce of the acquired branches. Additionally, Horizon is acquiring performing residential mortgage, consumer and small business loans at a 3.50% discount. Outstanding loans to be acquired totaled approximately $278 million at March 31, 2021, of which more than 86% were associated with deposit accounts at the 14 branches.
To read the full announcement, click here.
About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
Headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana, Horizon Bancorp, Inc. is the $6.1 billion-asset bank holding company for Horizon Bank, which serves customers across diverse and economically attractive Midwestern markets through convenient digital and virtual tools, as well as its Indiana and Michigan branches. Horizon’s retail offerings include prime residential, indirect auto and other secured consumer lending and a range of personal banking and wealth management solutions. Horizon also provides treasury management services and commercial lending. Learn more about Horizon by visiting or
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP served as legal advisor to Horizon in the transaction. Donnelly Penman & Partners provided financial advisory services and issued a fairness opinion to Horizon in connection with the transaction. The Warner transaction team was led by Jeffrey Ott and included Charlie Goode, Emily Cantor, Rodney Martin, Corinne Sprague, Daniel Persinger, Rob Davies and Scott Watson.
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