The Bank Slate


Blue Ridge in Va. raises more capital selling shares on long-time director

Blue Ridge Bankshares in Charlottesville, Va., is bringing in a little more capital after selling shares to a long-time investor.

The $3.1 billion-asset company disclosed in a regulatory filing that it sold common stock, preferred stock, and a warrant to buy more preferred shares to Richard Spurzem for gross proceeds of $11.6 million.

Spurzem, who joined Blue Ridge’s board in 2014, had gross-up rights tied to the company’s $150 million recapitalization led by Kenneth Lehman and Castle Creek Partners.

Blue Ridge said it could use proceeds from the sale to reposition business lines, support organic growth and enhance its bank’s capital levels.

Piper Sandler was the placement agent.

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