Issues : Bank M&A

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
BD Article
article | January 8th, 2018

Acquirers Cautious and Disciplined in 2017

Many of the biggest deals in 2017 featured buyers crossing state lines in pursuit of growth.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
article | January 1st, 2018

Are You Overlooking a Major M&A Obstacle?

Market concentrations can have a big impact on community bank deals, and should be examined early in the process.

By: Melissa York
Bank Services
article | December 14th, 2017

The M&A Limitations of Privately-Held Banks

Private banks face unique challenges in pursuing acquisition targets, according to the 2018 Bank M&A Survey.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
research | December 4th, 2017

2018 Bank M&A Survey: Will Bank M&A Pick Up?

Bank leaders expect a more favorable M&A environment but are pragmatic about regulatory relief.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
article | November 10th, 2017

Sellers: Be Vigilant About Stock in a Deal

Despite the continued strong performance of bank stocks, potential sellers should exercise caution.

By: Rick Childs
video | September 20th, 2017

Handling the Risk of M&A

Steven Deaton of State Bank Financial Corp. describes how his bank handles M&A and risk management, and why it has a corporate psychologist.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | September 15th, 2017

Credit Unions Challenge Bank Buyers for M&A Deals

Although the number of deals is still small, credit unions have emerged as serious buyers for banks, and their advantages are difficult for rival bank buyers to overcome.

By: Tom Homberg
article | August 31st, 2017

A New Approach for Bank M&A

Here are six important points that community banks should consider when they evaluate potential acquisitions.

By: Kamal Mustafa
video | August 23rd, 2017

Realistic Expectations for Bank M&A

Bank M&A activity will pick up. Here’s why.

By: Dory A. Wiley