Issues : Bank M&A

research | November 27th, 2012

The Price Is Not Right

Results of the Bank Director and Crowe Horwath LLP Bank M&A Survey reveal continued disagreements over price and asset quality.

By: Robert Phelps
interview | November 14th, 2012

Knowing When It’s Time to Sell

Cathy Nash talks about her and the board’s decision to sell Citizens Republic Bancorp.

By: Naomi Snyder
article | November 2nd, 2012

The Bank Director’s Approach to M&A: Stay Out of Hot Water

Bank directors should be wary of discussing M&A deals with potential partners without the knowledge of the full board. Bryan Cave's Jonathan Hightower explains why.

By: Jonathan Hightower
article | October 31st, 2012

How to Account for Deposits in an Acquisition

Banks should be cautious when valuing core deposit intangibles, says Crowe Horwath’s Rick Childs.

By: Rick Childs
article | September 26th, 2012

Buying a Bank? 10 Key Compliance Due Diligence Considerations

Crowe Horwath LLP’s Paul Osborne raises 10 questions banks should ask before buying.

By: Paul Osborne
article | August 21st, 2012

Taxes and M&A: Five Things to Think About

When considering a merger or acquisition, it’s critical to review not just the target’s tax situation but the potential resulting tax situation of the acquirer.

By: Sheryl Vander Baan
article | May 25th, 2012

Strategic Mergers: An Alternative in a Challenging M&A Market

Low valuations are leading some banks to consider strategic mergers. Here’s what to consider in such a deal.

By: Steven D. Hovde
article | May 1st, 2012

A Checklist for Buyers and Sellers

Molly Curl, a bank regulatory national advisory partner at Grant Thornton LLP, lays out the key considerations in an M&A transaction for both buyers and sellers.

By: Molly Curl
interview | March 9th, 2012

How to Find the Perfect Match and Make it Successful

Daniel Bass of FBR Capital Markets & Co., talks about how to go about acquiring fee-based businesses.

By: Dan Bass
article | February 27th, 2012

Will Your Target’s Tax Attributes Survive the Acquisition?

While many tax attributes may be attractive to potential acquirers or investors, the application of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 382 may significantly reduce the benefit of these attributes.

By: Dave Thornton