Sunflower-Strategic Growth merger to be official June 19

DENVER — The merger of Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Texas-based Strategic Growth Bancorp Inc. is expected to close June 19, having received the required regulatory approvals for the merger, the banks announced Tuesday.

The merger, announced last year, includes banking entities Sunflower Bank N.A., First National Bank of Santa Fe and Capital Bank SSB, as well as Guardian Mortgage Co. Inc.

The combined holding company will be named FirstSun Capital Bancorp., and it will be headquartered in Denver. It will have $4.1 billion in assets and $3.2 billion in deposits, making it the third-largest banking institution by total assets headquartered in Colorado.

The banks will operate as Sunflower Bank in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, and as First National 1870, a division of Sunflower Bank, in New Mexico and Texas.

The names were selected to honor the legacy of the combined banks’ heritage in their markets.

In Colorado, Sunflower has locations in Longmont, Boulder, Denver, Monte Vista, Pueblo, Canon City and Greenwood Village.

Strategic Growth Bancorp had been operating in Colorado as First National Denver, which has two branches in Longmont, and one each in Boulder and Loveland.

Guardian Mortgage and Logia Portfolio Management will retain their trade names.

 

DENVER — The merger of Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Texas-based Strategic Growth Bancorp Inc. is expected to close June 19, having received the required regulatory approvals for the merger, the banks announced Tuesday.

The merger, announced last year, includes banking entities Sunflower Bank N.A., First National Bank of Santa Fe and Capital Bank SSB, as well as Guardian Mortgage Co. Inc.

The combined holding company will be named FirstSun Capital Bancorp., and it will be headquartered in Denver. It will have $4.1 billion in assets and $3.2 billion in deposits, making it the third-largest banking institution by total assets headquartered in Colorado.

The banks will operate as Sunflower Bank in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, and as First National 1870, a division of Sunflower Bank, in New Mexico and Texas.

The names were selected to honor the legacy of the combined banks’ heritage in their markets.

In Colorado, Sunflower has locations in Longmont, Boulder, Denver, Monte Vista, Pueblo, Canon City and Greenwood Village.

Strategic Growth Bancorp had been operating in Colorado as First National Denver, which has two branches in Longmont, and one each in Boulder and Loveland.

Guardian Mortgage and Logia Portfolio Management will retain their trade names.