First Citizens BancShares records $9.8 billion gain from Silicon Valley Bank purchase

First Citizen BancShares Inc on Wednesday reported a gain of $9.82 billion in the first quarter from its acquisition of failed lender Silicon Valley Bank in March. The windfall helped drive a surge in its profit to $9.50 billion, or $653.64 per share, for the three months ended March 31 from $264 million, or $16.70 per share, a year earlier. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based lender’s first-quarter deposits stood at $140.05 billion, also rising nearly 57% from the end of last year.

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