Iberiabank Corp. is getting back to its Louisiana roots.

The company, which many observers believe made a failed run at Whitney Holding Co. in New Orleans, agreed Tuesday to buy the much smaller Omni Bancshares in Metairie. It would be Iberiabank's first deal in Louisiana in seven years and its first unassisted bank purchase since 2007. Most of its recent deals have been in Arkansas, Florida and Alabama.

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