Contributor : Rob Fleetwood
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.
Don’t Overlook “Routine” Developments in 2020-21
Financial institutions should be aware of these four trends and developments impacting the banking industry today.
Making Mergers of Equals Work
Banks contemplating a merger of equals transaction should consider these seven factors.
Dealing With Nonbank Buyers
Mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry historically have been relatively straight forward, but things are beginning to change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.