SouthState Corporation (SSB) merger with Atlantic Capital Bancshares (ACBI)

SouthState Corporation completed its merger with Atlantic Capital Bancshares on 2/28/2022 for 0.36 shares of SouthState Corporation stock for each ACBI share.

The Form S-4/A SEC filing for this merger can be found through the SEC EDGAR web site at:



The companies plan to structure the merger so it is a non-taxable event. We will assume they are successful and will treat this merger as a simple merger. The information below is based on the information available from a form S-4/A filed with the SEC. Price information is from websites offering historical prices.

NOTE: The companies state they will endeavor to satisfy the conditions necessary to make this transaction non-taxable. However, there is the possibility the IRS will disagree with their characterization. These instructions assume the companies succeed in their efforts. New instructions will be written, if and when it becomes known the merger should be treated as a taxable event.


The Merger Entry Go to Transactions > Merger or Accounting > Securities > Record merger of securities depending on the version of the software being used. If you are unfamiliar with merger transactions you can get help at this URL:


Here is the information needed for Atlantic Capital Bancshares shareholders to complete the merger.

  • Date: 2/28/2022
  • Old Security or Merging Company: Atlantic Capital Bancshares (ACBI)
  • Price per share of old Security / :  Use last ACBI valuation, if needed
  • Cash received:  See your broker statement for cash-in-lieu
  • New Security: SouthState Corporation (SSB)
  • New Security Price: 88.91   (Average of open and close prices on 2/28/2022)
  • Shares received : 0.36 x (# of ACBI shares owned).
    • (Remember to include fractional shares.) For example, if you owned 100 ACBI shares, you should receive 0.36 x 100 = 36 SSB shares.


Save the transaction and the merger has been entered