Issues : Bank M&A

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
Article | February 17th, 2012

How to Raise Capital in a Difficult Market: What Investors are Looking For

A banker who successfully raised more than $400 million in the equity markets talks about how to get it done.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Research | December 1st, 2011

Waiting for M&A, and waiting…

The results of an email survey conducted by Bank Director and Crowe Horwath LLP shows the market for bank deals isn’t likely to change any time soon.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | November 18th, 2011

From Asia: M&A Transactions on the Rise

Asian banks aren’t much interested in the U.S. market. But they are interested in Asia.

By: Jerri Moss
Article | November 16th, 2011

Industry Update: The State of Banking Today

Stifel’s Ben Plotkin gives an update of the banking industry at a crossroads. Profits and valuations will be impacted in the years ahead, and the industry will have to come to terms with the “new normal.”

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | October 17th, 2011

Intangible Benefits of FDIC Deals

The financial benefits of FDIC deals continue to get a lot of well-deserved discussion. But what about the intangibles? After completing eight FDIC deals, one banker believes the intangibles are adding up.

By: Dennis Zember of Ameris Bancorp
Article | September 16th, 2011

Watch out: Federal Reserve Begins Systemic Reviews of Pending Acquisitions

A pending review of the Capital One/ING deal raises questions about bank acquisitions following Dodd-Frank.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director