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  • Article | M&A
  • August 12th, 2011

What is Rick Fairbank’s Endgame?

A few observations on Capital One’s most recent acquisition of HBSC’s credit card business and how it aligns with their overall growth strategy.

  • Article | M&A
  • July 22nd, 2011

Joining Forces to Capitalize a New Bank

Example of how four private equity firms successfully bid on a failed bank and why it's important to the industry.

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  • May 25th, 2011

Buying into trouble? Experts give their advice on FDIC acquisitions

Buying a failed bank can be a brutal experience. There may be opportunity to grow your bank, but there also is risk and hard work to do in a short amount of time.

  • Article | M&A
  • May 18th, 2011

With few growth opportunities, Ameris Bancorp went on a shopping spree

Two bankers share their experiences with FDIC-Assisted deals as a way to grow their financial institutions.

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  • May 13th, 2011

It's not over 'til it's over

Michael Sher, managing director of RSM McGladrey, discusses where FDIC-assisted deals go from here, and what mistakes bankers make when buying failed banks.

  • Article | M&A
  • May 4th, 2011

Opportunity knocks, but there are drawbacks

Hundreds of banks, most of them small, community organizations, likely will fail in the years to come but there's still the opportunity for bankers to buy troubled institutions and grow balance sheets during tough economic times.

  • Article | M&A
  • April 27th, 2011

What Is Your Bank's Number?

Rick Childs, a director in Crowe Horwath LLP's financial advisory services group, provides some basics for understanding the bank valuation process.

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  • April 25th, 2011

Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities in Bank M&A

Following our 2011 Acquire or Be Acquired conference in Arizona, partners from Grant Thornton LLP discuss the important issues facing banks today and how those are likely to help drive M&A activity over the next few years.

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  • March 25th, 2011

2011 Banker and Board Poll: More acquisitions ahead

A look at what more than 550 bank directors and CEOS have to say about what's ahead for the financial industry.

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  • March 21st, 2011

China's Banks in for Major Changes in the Next Five Years

Jerri Moss provides an overview on China's ambitious five-year plan that includes international expansion and social change.