Contributor : Rick Childs

Article | June 13th, 2016

How Community Banks Can Fund M&A

As bank M&A heats up, some community banks are looking to their holding company as a source of cash to complete transactions.

By: Rick Childs
Video | January 29th, 2016

What’s The Right Size to Compete in 2016?

Rick Childs of Crowe Horwath LLP highlights the results of the 2016 Bank M&A Survey.

By: Rick Childs
Article | September 18th, 2015

Midyear Update: Current Trends in Bank M&A

Consolidation is on the rise, but bank M&A may end 2015 slightly below 2014.

By: Rick Childs
Article | August 18th, 2015

Saving Money as Part of Due Diligence

As acquisitions continue to play a major role in financial institutions’ strategic growth plans, management teams and boards are under increasing pressure to deliver results—with minimal surprises.

By: Chad Kellar, Rick Childs
Video | January 23rd, 2015

Bank M&A in 2015: Looking Ahead

Rick Childs of Crowe Horwath LLP highlights findings from Bank Director's 2015 Bank M&A survey, sponsored by Crowe Horwath

By: Rick Childs
Article | November 19th, 2014

Get the Accounting Right: Valuing Core Deposit Intangibles in an Acquisition

Rick Childs of Crowe Horwath LLP writes about trends in CDI values and how to get the accounting correct to avoid problems later.

By: Rick Childs
Article | September 29th, 2014

Understanding M&A Accounting: What to Watch For

Crowe Horwath LLP accountants discuss key trends and issues they are seeing in due diligence reviews for acquisitions.

By: Rick Childs, Chad Kellar
Article | August 13th, 2014

Will 2014 Be the Year of M&A?

Crowe Horwath LLP’s Rick Childs details pricing trends, regional differences and describes what is driving M&A in banking.

By: Rick Childs
Video | January 23rd, 2014

Bank M&A in 2014: What to Expect

Rick Childs of Crowe Horwath LLP reviews key findings from the 2014 Bank Director & Crowe Horwath LLP Bank M&A survey.

By: Rick Childs
Article | December 23rd, 2013

How to Handle Loan Portfolio Valuation and Avoid Trouble Later

Rick Childs and Chad Kellar write about loan valuation during an acquisition.

By: Rick Childs, Chad Kellar