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  • Video | M&A
  • December 22nd, 2011

State of the Banking Industry

Ben Plotkin, executive vice president of Stifel, Nicolaus Weisel, discusses what the current economic environment means for the financial services industry over the next 12 months. Time: 44 mins.

  • Research | M&A
  • December 1st, 2011

Waiting for M&A, and waiting…

The results of an email survey conducted by Bank Director and Crowe Horwath LLP shows the market for bank deals isn’t likely to change any time soon.

  • Article | M&A
  • November 18th, 2011

From Asia: M&A Transactions on the Rise

Asian banks aren’t much interested in the U.S. market. But they are interested in Asia.

  • Article | M&A
  • November 16th, 2011

Industry Update: The State of Banking Today

Stifel’s Ben Plotkin gives an update of the banking industry at a crossroads. Profits and valuations will be impacted in the years ahead, and the industry will have to come to terms with the “new normal.”

  • Article | M&A
  • November 10th, 2011

Now’s the Time to Identify Takeover Targets

What factors could change the merger environment going forward, and why bankers should be thinking about deals now

  • Article | M&A
  • November 10th, 2011

How to Avoid Minefields in a Merger or Acquisition

Insight into M&A in the face of shareholder activism and heightened judicial scrutiny.

  • Article | M&A
  • October 17th, 2011

Intangible Benefits of FDIC Deals

The financial benefits of FDIC deals continue to get a lot of well-deserved discussion. But what about the intangibles? After completing eight FDIC deals, one banker believes the intangibles are adding up.

  • Article | M&A
  • September 16th, 2011

Watch out: Federal Reserve Begins Systemic Reviews of Pending Acquisitions

A pending review of the Capital One/ING deal raises questions about bank acquisitions following Dodd-Frank.

  • 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.