Issues : Bank M&A

Article | July 26th, 2021

M&T Bank’s CFO Talks Acquisition Strategy

M&T will be the second-largest bank in its geographic footprint after its planned acquisition of People's United Financial. CFO Darren King discusses how he views M&A.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor-in-Chief at Bank Director
Viewpoint | July 14th, 2021

The Pent-Up Deal Demand Ahead

Mergers and acquisitions in the bank space are on a blistering pace, following a listless year of deal activity due to the coronavirus pandemic and associated uncertainties.

By: Rick Weiss
Article | July 2nd, 2021

Data Considerations for Successful Deal Integration

Banks considering M&A should evaluate their data strategies, since unresolved challenges can result in poor outcomes after the deal closes.

By: Gill Hundley
Bank Services
Article | June 15th, 2021

Bank M&A is in Full Bloom

What questions should your board ask now about their own strategies?

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | June 11th, 2021

Navigating Four Common Post-Signing Requests for Additional Information

Banks should be prepared for four requests for additional information, including questions that are not otherwise included in the standard application forms, when filing merger applications.

By: Joseph Silvia
Article | April 27th, 2021

Deal Integration Can Transform Finance, Risk and Regulatory Reporting

While the number of deals announced in this environment are modest, the stakes involved in contemplating and executing them certainly are not.

By: Patrick McKinney, Frederik Roeland
Article | April 21st, 2021

The Three Pillars for Success in Peer Mergers

With extensive strategic and operational foresight and careful navigation of the potential pitfalls, peer mergers offer a way to quickly add scale and supercharge your bank.

By: John Wilson
Article | April 1st, 2021

Positive Outlook for Bank M&A as the Pandemic Subsides

A number of factors support an improved M&A market in 2021 for both buyers and sellers.

By: Joseph Silvia
Article | March 26th, 2021

Five Assessments that Every Acquirer Should Make

Here are five critical assessments that every board should make to minimize acquisition risk.

By: Michael Dailey, Christian Gonzalez
Article | March 24th, 2021

With Sector Primed to Consolidate Further, Large Mergers Magnify Opportunity, Risk

The banking sector is primed to consolidate further, with larger transactions magnifying both opportunity and risk for institutions.

By: Allen Tischler