Issues : Bank M&A

video | January 8th, 2015

M&A 101 for the Board

Steve Kent of River Branch Capital LLC outlines the board’s role in the M&A process including negotiations, due diligence and after the deal is done.

By: Steve Kent
infographic | December 24th, 2014

Bigger Banks More Focused on M&A

This infographic, based on the results of the 2015 Bank M&A Survey, examines how bank boards focus on deal making as a line of business.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Bank Services
article | December 19th, 2014

M&A Terms You Need to Know

M&A strategy, and what is happening in the market, is an increasingly frequent topic on bank boards. Here are the terms you need to know to begin the discussion.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | December 12th, 2014

A Few Notable Deals You May Have Missed in 2014

As we head towards 2015, the need and desire to grow exists at virtually every financial institution, writes Bank Director’s President Al Dominick. These three deals reflect the different paths available to a bank's board.

By: Al Dominick
article | December 10th, 2014

Don’t Forget to Consider Deposits in an Acquisition

There are significant opportunities and risks on the deposit side of the equation.

By: Michael Shumaker
article | November 21st, 2014

Selling Your Bank? How to Manage the Regulatory Headaches

Arnold & Porter attorneys write about how to make sure your M&A deal is regulator-proof.

By: Brian McCormally, Robert Azarow, Eleni Zanias
article | November 19th, 2014

Get the Accounting Right: Valuing Core Deposit Intangibles in an Acquisition

Rick Childs of Crowe Horwath LLP writes about trends in CDI values and how to get the accounting correct to avoid problems later.

By: Rick Childs
article | November 14th, 2014

Why Book Value Isn’t the Only Way to Measure a Bank

Bank Director President Al Dominick writes about why earnings are becoming more important than tangible book value.

By: Al Dominick
article | October 31st, 2014

Negotiating Complexity: Executive Compensation Issues in M&A

Attorneys Richard Arenburg and Michael Shumaker of Bryan Cave LLP discuss what the board should know about potential compensation problems during an acquisition or sale.

By: Richard Arenburg
article | October 15th, 2014

Deciding Whether to Sell or Go Public

Bank of Houston had a decision to make: Go public, or ride Independent Bank’s wave.

By: Al Dominick