Phelps Dunbar Advises Minden Bancorp, Inc. in Sale to Business First Bancshares, Inc.

October 23, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Phelps Dunbar is advising Minden Bancorp, Inc. in the sale of the company and MBL Bank, its wholly owned subsidiary, to Business First Bancshares, Inc. Upon completion of the transaction (which is subject to , among other things, regulatory approval and approval by the shareholders of Minden Bancorp), the combined institution will be the ninth-largest Louisiana-headquartered bank, with total assets exceeding $1.5 billion.

The Phelps team was led by partners Mark Fullmer and Jane Armstrong with assistance from counsel John Shortess and associates Ryan Moon and Alex Glaser.


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