Jefferson Bancorp Inc., the Lutherville-based owner of Bay Bank, will pay $15.4 million to Carrollton Bancorp shareholders. It will also repay $9.1 million in Troubled Asset Relief Program funding to the U.S. Treasury.
"This is a good sign," said Mark Kaufman, Maryland's commissioner of financial regulation. "Bay [National] was a bank failure. [Private equity investors are] putting more money in to try to make it grow further."
Bay has assets of $130 million and two locations. Carrollton Bank, based in Columbia, has 10 locations and $365 million in assets. The two holding companies will merge under Carrollton Bancorp, while the banks will operate as Bay Bank. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.
An earlier version of this story misstated the name the banks will operate under. The Sun regrets the error.