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  • 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.

  • 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.