Contributor : Jonathan Hightower
The Uncertain Impact of COVID-19 on the Bank M&A Playbook
Banks should continue M&A planning, albeit with different considerations given the widespread uncertainty surrounding the new coronavirus and its impact on banks.
Top 10 Tips for Branch Bidders
Branch deals have unique considerations that prospective bidders should keep in mind before submitting a bid.
Five Common Sense Board Oversight Techniques
In an environment of potential deregulation, boards should focus on improving their own regulatory oversight powers.
New Factors Impacting Bank M&A
Commercial real estate concentrations and a potential rise in rates could impact M&A in 2017.
Doom Diligence: Don’t Let Your Due Diligence Hurt You
Beyond the more traditional non-financial considerations, an increasing number of sellers now focus on the buyer’s ability to move quickly from a letter of intent to an announced transaction.
How the New FDIC Assessment Proposal Will Impact Your Bank
Michael Shumaker and Jonathan Hightower of Bryan Cave LLP write about how a change to the deposit insurance assessment calculation impacts banks below $10 billion in assets.
Congress Makes Capital Requirements Easier for Small Banks
A congressional change to the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy spells more options for community banks.
Self Exam: Improve the Health of the Bank and its Standing with Regulators
A look at how regular self examinations can identify potential internal and external challenges that the bank may face.
BASEL III: The Final Rules are Here and It’s Time to Get Ready
Jonathan Hightower at Bryan Cave LLP looks at topics to address at the board level.
The Bank Director’s Approach to M&A: Stay Out of Hot Water
Bank directors should be wary of discussing M&A deals with potential partners without the knowledge of the full board. Bryan Cave's Jonathan Hightower explains why.