Contributor : Rob Fleetwood

Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

Understanding Fintech Partnerships

As we continue to see a resurgence of regular mergers and acquisitions activity, it is important that financial institutions make sure their partnerships and fintech activity don’t create speed bumps that could slow or obstruct a deal.

By: Rob Fleetwood, Justin Steffen
Viewpoint | January 13th, 2021

Don’t Overlook “Routine” Developments in 2020-21

Financial institutions should be aware of these four trends and developments impacting the banking industry today.

By: Rob Fleetwood
Viewpoint | January 15th, 2020

Making Mergers of Equals Work

Banks contemplating a merger of equals transaction should consider these seven factors.

By: Rob Fleetwood
Article | January 16th, 2019

Dealing With Nonbank Buyers

Mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry historically have been relatively straight forward, but things are beginning to change.

By: Rob Fleetwood
viewpoint | January 17th, 2018

What If the Deal Falls Apart?

Here are some of the things that parties should keep in mind to help mitigate the effects of a potential transaction getting called off.

By: Rob Fleetwood
viewpoint | January 16th, 2017

When to Raise Capital in an Acquisition?

Potential acquirers should continue to be mindful of their capital levels and how that may affect their ability to conduct a transaction.

By: Rob Fleetwood
Article | September 3rd, 2015

Doing an Acquisition? Don’t Forget the CRA Rating

This article describes the potential risks of Community Reinvestment Act ratings in an acquisition, and how to mitigate them.

By: Rob Fleetwood, John Geiringer
Article | July 10th, 2012

Audit Committee: Important Questions to Ask Regarding Your Strategic Plan

Some banks have gone to great lengths to prepare for the future. Others haven’t begun to think about it. Here are key questions to ask your management team about your strategic plan.

By: Rob Fleetwood
Article | May 18th, 2012

What Bank Audit Committee Members Should Focus on Now

Increasing demands for capital and the trickle down impact of the Dodd-Frank Act are topics for the upcoming Bank Audit Committee Conference in June.

By: Rob Fleetwood
Article | May 6th, 2011

What audit committees need to know

Robert Fleetwood, a partner in Chicago-based law firm Barack Ferrazzano, discusses the increasing importance of audit committees understanding capital issues and the one thing all audit committee members should do.

By: Rob Fleetwood