Old National Bancorp
said Monday it has agreed to acquire
St. Joseph Capital
in an all-cash deal valued around $75.6 million.
Under terms of the merger, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2007, shareholders of St. Joseph Capital will be entitled to receive $40 in cash for every share of St. Joseph stock.
St. Joseph Capital is based in Mishawaka, Ind., and has almost $500 million in assets; it is the holding company for St. Joseph Capital Bank, a $491 million franchise that operates financial centers in the Northern Indiana towns of Mishawaka and Elkhart. Old National Bancorp has $8.3 billion in assets and is based in Evansville, Ind.
Shares of St. Joseph Capital were higher by $10.38, or 36.6%, at $38.76 in late-morning trading Monday. Shares of Old National were up slightly, by 5 cents, or 0.3%, at $19.04.