SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB), the parent of Silicon Valley Bank, is to acquire Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH), the parent company of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, a provider of integrated wealth management, trust and banking services to individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, Boston Private shareholders will receive 0.0228 shares of SVB common stock and $2.10 of cash for each Boston Private share they own, representing a total consideration value of approximately $900 million based on SVB’s closing stock price of $387.83 on December 31, 2020.
The acquisition of Boston Private accelerates SVB’s private bank and wealth management offering, strengthening SVB’s overall platform.
Led by Anthony DeChellis, CEO, Boston Private provides a full spectrum of wealth, trust, and private banking services dedicated to helping clients simplify and strengthen their financial positions. With Boston Private’s product suite and recently redesigned technology platform, SVB can expand its existing wealth management solutions, which include complex strategies to manage concentrated stock positions, to add tax planning, trust services, philanthropy and estate planning, while offering a significantly improved digital client experience.
SVB and Boston Private currently serve clients in complementary major metropolitan markets.