Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc. (“Bridgewater”) (Nasdaq: BWB), the parent company of Bridgewater Bank, is pleased to announce it has been named to the prestigious Piper Sandler Sm-All Stars Class of 2020. Bridgewater is one of only 35 publicly traded banks and thrifts in the country – and the sole bank headquartered in Minnesota – to be recognized.
“The objective of the Sm-All Stars is to identify the top performing small-cap banks and thrifts in the country,” Piper Sandler announced. “In doing this, we hope to uncover the next crop of stellar mid-cap banks before they are discovered by the rest of the world.”
According to Piper Sandler, to earn Sm-All Star status, companies needed to have a market capitalization below $2.5 billion and clear numerous hurdles related to growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength. More than 300 publicly traded banks and thrifts were evaluated to identify the 35 small-cap depository institutions that comprise the Class of 2020.
Since going public in 2018, Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc. has made the esteemed list twice, placing Bridgewater among the top-performing publicly traded banks nationwide.
“We are thrilled to be considered among the highest performing institutions nationwide,” says Chairman, President and CEO Jerry Baack. “Amidst this unprecedented operating environment, this honor reflects our team’s unwavering commitment to deliver value for both our shareholders and clients.”
About the Company
Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The Company has two wholly owned subsidiaries, Bridgewater Bank, a Minnesota-chartered commercial bank founded in November 2005, and Bridgewater Risk Management, Inc., a captive insurance company founded in December 2016. Bridgewater Bank has seven locations serving clients across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan statistical area in Minnesota and offers a full array of simple, quality loan and deposit products, primarily for commercial clients. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had total assets of approximately $2.75 billion, total loans of approximately $2.19 billion, total deposits of approximately $2.42 billion and total shareholders’ equity of approximately $257.2 million.
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