Investors finalizes deal for eight Berkshire branches

Investors Bancorp Inc., the parent of Investors Bank, has completed the acquisition of eight Berkshire Bank branches, it announced this week.

The eight branches are located in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, and the deal — which was first announced in December — was wrapped up Friday.

Short Hills-based Investors announced in July that it would be acquired by Citizens Financial Group, parent of Citizens Bank, in a $3.5 billion deal.