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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Square 1 Bank (SQBK) began trading on the NASDAQ on 27 March 2014

  • In October 2015, Square 1 Bank merged with Pacific Western Bank -- PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW).


Square 1 Financial, Inc. is a financial services company. The Company is a bank holding company for Square 1 Bank. Through Square 1 Bank, the Company focuses its banking activities almost on venture capital firms and private equity firms and the portfolio companies funded by such firms. Square 1 Bank provides a range of financial services nationwide to these investors and their portfolio companies, including, among others, term commercial loans, revolving lines of credit, asset-based loans, deposit products and fee-based banking services, including credit cards, foreign exchange, cash management and letters of credit. The Company’s primary focus is on venture-backed technology and life sciences companies, nationwide. As of December 31, 2013, the Company had total assets of $2.3 billion, total loans outstanding of $1.1 billion and total deposits of $2.1 billion. In addition to Square 1 Bank, the only other subsidiary of Square 1 Financial is Square 1 Ventures, LLC.


DURHAM, NC 27701-3984
United States

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