Bank M&A

What’s The Right Size to Compete in 2016?

Bank executives and board members are feeling the pressure to grow in 2016, according Bank Director’s 2016 Bank M&A Survey, sponsored by Crowe Horwath LLP. In this video, Crowe Horwath Partner Rick Childs highlights the survey results, and addresses how size will continue to influence acquisition activity.

  • What factors are driving some banks to sell?
  • Is there a “right size” for the industry?
  • Which banks are best positioned to make a deal in 2016?

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Rick Childs


Rick Childs is a partner at Crowe LLP.  He has over 35 years of experience in business valuation, transaction advisory services and accounting for financial services companies.  Mr. Childs is the national practice leader overseeing the delivery of transaction and valuation services to the firm’s financial institutions clientele.  His business valuation experience includes ASC 805 purchase price allocations including a focus on loan valuations, ASC 350 goodwill impairment testing and valuation of customer relationship intangible assets, including core deposit intangibles.


Mr. Childs is a frequent presenter for both national and state professional organizations including the SNL Financial, Bank Director, AICPA and Financial Managers Society.  He has published articles on mergers and acquisitions in the ABA’s Commercial InsightsCommunity BankerBank Director and Bank Accounting & Finance.