Nearing $10 billion in assets after a series of smaller community bank acquisitions, Chemical Financial Corp. last year needed to pursue a deal larger than any it had contemplated before.

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GRAND RAPIDS — The recently announced leadership transition at Mercantile Bank Corp. has been in the works for years and should provide continuity going from one CEO to another, executives say.

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Prior to cutting the $1.1 billion deal that would make Chemical Financial Corp. the largest bank based in Michigan, Talmer Bancorp Inc. talked with several other potential partners about a merger or acquisition.

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