Nicolet Bank to Acquire Navigator Planning Group

Jan 25, 2016, 08:28 ET from Nicolet National Bank

GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicolet National Bank ("Nicolet") has reached an agreement in principal to acquire Navigator Planning Group, LLC ("Navigator").  It is anticipated that the acquisition will close on or before April 1, 2016. 

As part of the acquisition, certain financial advisors and staff of Navigator will join Nicolet's wealth management team. In addition, it is anticipated that Patrick "PJ" Madson will become a senior vice president of Nicolet and Head of Nicolet Wealth Management.

Scot Madson, Registered Principal and Managing Partner of Navigator said, "We are looking forward to our team merging with Nicolet Wealth Management.  The new team will create a formidable investment and wealth management group by combining the best practices of each.  Our customer-first approach is unmatched in the communities we serve."

Bob Atwell, CEO and Chairman of Nicolet said, "Partnering with the well-known, highly professional people at Navigator fits well with our overall growth strategies.  Separately we are good.  Together, we will be better."

About Nicolet National Bank
Nicolet National Bank is a growing, full-service, community bank providing services ranging from commercial and consumer banking to wealth management and retirement plan services.  Founded in Green Bay in 2000, Nicolet National Bank operates branches in Northeast and Central Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan.  More information can be found at

About Navigator Planning Group
Navigator Planning Group is a leading wealth management firm, providing investment management, retirement planning and insurance services.  Started by Scot Madson in 1978 and renamed Navigator Planning Group in 1996, Navigator has offices in Green Bay, Appleton and Brillion, Wisconsin as well as in the upper peninsula of Michigan.

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