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News | April 16, 2024
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Warner Represents Macatawa Bank Corporation in Its Pending Merger with Wintrust Financial Corporation

Macatawa Bank Corporation (“Macatawa”) (Nasdaq: MCBC), parent company of Macatawa Bank, and Wintrust Financial Corporation (“Wintrust”) (Nasdaq: WTFC) have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which Wintrust will acquire Macatawa through an all-stock transaction.

Subject to adjustment as provided in the merger agreement, the aggregate purchase price to Macatawa shareholders is currently estimated at $510.3 million or $14.85 per share. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2024, subject to approval by banking regulators, approval of Macatawa's shareholders and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP is serving as legal advisor, and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as financial advisor, to Macatawa in the transaction. The Warner legal team is led by Charlie Goode and Malaina Weldy and includes Thomas Amon, Jason Byrne, Sean Cook, Brandon Cross, Dennis Donohue, Stephanie Grant, Chad Kleinheksel, Jonathan Kok, Norbert Kugele, Heidi Lyon, Christian Rhoades and Allyson Terpsma.

To read the full announcement, click here.

About Macatawa
Founded in 1997, Macatawa has an exemplary history of serving its communities. Headquartered in Holland, Michigan, Macatawa offers a full range of banking, retail and commercial lending, wealth management and e-commerce services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities from a network of 26 full-service branches located throughout communities in Kent, Ottawa and northern Allegan counties. As of Dec. 31, 2023, Macatawa had approximately $2.7 billion in assets, $2.4 billion in deposits and $1.3 billion in loans.

About Warner’s Financial Institutions Industry Group
As part of one of the largest and most successful law firms in Michigan, the attorneys in Warner’s Financial Institutions Industry Group counsel banks and bank holding companies through bank formations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, securities offerings and regulation, commercial lending, consumer credit, negotiable instruments, bank litigation, workouts and bankruptcy, leveraged leasing, antitrust and regulatory compliance.