EverBank is an American diversified financial services company providing banking, mortgages, and investing services. It is based in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. It operates through standard banking offices and through its Direct Banking division. EverBank Direct operates by telephone, mail, and over the Internet. As of September 30, 2015, EverBank had approximately $25.2 billion in total assets. As of August 8, 2016 TIAA has reached a deal to buy EverBank for $2.5 billion in cash. This announcement, made around two weeks after EverBank stated it was in talks to be acquired, will see stockholders receive $19.50 per share in cash. While the roots of EverBank stretch back to 1961, the current incarnation was formed in 1994 when Chairman Robert Clements led an investor group in acquiring Jacksonville, Florida–based Alliance Mortgage Company. In 1998, Alliance Mortgage Company formed First Alliance Bank in Jacksonville, Florida, and shortly thereafter acquired Marine National Bank, also of Jacksonville, Florida. In parallel, Frank Trotter, Rob Foregger, Vincent Amato, and David Galland led another investor group to found EverBank as a national direct-to-consumer bank.