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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Article | M&A
  • 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.