Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of privately held Firestone Financial Corp. as an operating subsidiary of Berkshire Bank. Based in Needham, Massachusetts, Firestone is a longstanding commercial specialty finance company providing secured installment loan equipment financing for small and medium-sized businesses. A Locke Lord team of John Whitlock, Chris Graham, Gene McDermott and Michael Serra, with assistance from Karl Fryzel, represented Firestone in the transaction. Please click to read the news release.
Posted May 26, 2015.