Issues : Bank M&A

Research | November 16th, 2015

2016 Bank M&A Survey: The Rising Importance of Scale

Many of the nation’s banks feel the need to grow significantly, but credit quality concerns could lead to future loan quality problems and impact the level of consolidation within the industry.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Article | October 26th, 2015

Buyer Beware: How Banks Can Avoid a Transaction Disaster

West Monroe Partners’ John Stockamp writes about strategies to employ before an acquisition.

By: John Stockamp
Article | October 21st, 2015

Top Five Ways Mergers Will Achieve the Needed Economies of Scale (Because Most Don’t)

Some banks are missing out on productivity goals after a merger or acquisition.

By: Vincent Hui
Article | September 25th, 2015

Stick to the Basics as Bank M&A Heats Up

This article describes the questions to ask about a pending M&A deal.

By: John Depman, Tim Johnson
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
BD Article
Article | September 16th, 2015

Does Market Volatility Impact Bank M&A?

Bank Director's President, Al Dominick, looks at the impact on merger activity caused by recent stock market fluctuations.

By: Al Dominick
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 | August 26th, 2015

Time to Develop an M&A Survival Strategy

Scott Sommer of Cornerstone Advisors describes how banks can devise an effective acquisition strategy.

By: Scott Sommer
Video | August 25th, 2015

Surviving in a Consolidating Industry

In this short video, Hovde looks at how community banks who are struggling to generate organic growth can survive in a consolidating industry.

By: Steven D. Hovde
Article | August 18th, 2015

Doom Diligence: Don’t Let Your Due Diligence Hurt You

Beyond the more traditional non-financial considerations, an increasing number of sellers now focus on the buyer’s ability to move quickly from a letter of intent to an announced transaction.

By: Jonathan Hightower