Merchants Bancorp Launches Initial Public Offering

Carmel, INDIANA (10/16/2017):  Merchants Bancorp (“Merchants”) announced today the launch of its initial public offering of shares of its common stock.  Merchants intends to offer 5,555,555 shares of its common stock.  Merchants expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 833,333 shares of its common stock. The initial public offering price is currently expected to be between $17.00 and $19.00 per share of common stock.  In connection with the initial public offering, Merchants intends to list its common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “MBIN.”

Merchants intends to contribute a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to its bank subsidiary, and to use the remainder for general corporate purposes, which could include future acquisitions and other growth initiatives.  Merchants also intends to use approximately $5.8 million to complete the pending acquisition of Joy State Bank.

Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P, Stephens Inc. and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.  SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. is acting as co-manager.

The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from (i) Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P., Attn: Syndicate, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, New York 10020, by phone at (866) 805-4128 or by email at; or (ii) Stephens Inc., Attention: Prospectus, 111 Center Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, by phone at (501) 377-2131 or by email at

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Merchants Bancorp

Merchants Bancorp is a diversified bank holding company headquartered in Carmel, Indiana operating multiple lines of business with a focus on Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) multi-family housing and healthcare facility financing and servicing, mortgage warehouse financing, retail and correspondent residential mortgage banking, agricultural lending and traditional community banking.  Merchants Bancorp, with $3.1 billion in assets as of June 30 2017, conducts its business through its direct and indirect subsidiaries, Merchants Bank of Indiana, P/R Mortgage and Investment Corp., RICHMAC Funding, LLC and Merchants Mortgage, a division of Merchants Bank of Indiana.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the initial public offering.  Forward-looking statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: changes in business plans as circumstances warrant; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; terms and conditions related to the offering; expected use of proceeds from the offering; and other risks detailed in the “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements,” “Risk Factors” and other sections of the registration statement. Potential investors should note that the forward-looking statements included in this press release are not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “will,” “propose,” “may,” “plan,” “seek,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” or “continue,” or similar terminology.  Any forward-looking statements presented herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and Merchants does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.


Merchants Bancorp
Rebecca Marsh, Vice President – Marketing and Communications
(317) 805-4356


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Brian Sullivan, Vice President
(317) 569-7420

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