Skyway advised First Commerce Credit Union of Tallahassee, FL on its acquisition of most of the assets of The Citizens Bank, a community bank headquartered in Nashville, GA.

With a team led by credit union and banking veterans Russ Hunt, Skyway CEO, and Dennis Holthaus, Skyway Managing Director, this transaction marks the eighth closing of a credit union acquiring a bank where Hunt and Holthaus have advised the acquiring credit union.

According to Holthaus, “The credit union industry continues to look at the acquisition of a bank in a positive light as a cost-effective means to gain scale, expand their Field of Membership and improve the efficiency of their operation.”

Skyway Chairman Marty Traber remarks of the Hunt/Holthaus team behind the credit union acquisition deals, “We’ve got the best duo in the business.  Together, Russ and Dennis’ strength and experience can advise any financial institution during any type of economy.  Their transactions speak for themselves.”