Strategic acquisitions have also contributed to our growth during the last decade. In 2016, we acquired California-based California Republic Bank, opening new markets in Southern California and expanding its presence in the northern part of the state. Two years later, we grew to $6 billion in assets with the acquisition of the historic 150-year old Scott Valley Bank in Northern California.
Most recently, in September 2019, we acquired the retail, business banking, commercial real estate, mortgage and wealth management businesses of Rabobank, N.A., as well as its 100-branch office network. This strategic merger brought together two community-oriented, well-capitalized banks with common values and deep roots in California – and assets totaling more than $17 billion, and more than 130 branches throughout the state.