Issues : Bank M&A

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
Article | August 12th, 2011

What is Rick Fairbank’s Endgame?

A few observations on Capital One’s most recent acquisition of HBSC’s credit card business and how it aligns with their overall growth strategy.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | July 22nd, 2011

Joining Forces to Capitalize a New Bank

Example of how four private equity firms successfully bid on a failed bank and why it's important to the industry.

By: Ken Slosser
Article | May 13th, 2011

It’s not over ’til it’s over

Michael Sher, managing director of RSM McGladrey, discusses where FDIC-assisted deals go from here, and what mistakes bankers make when buying failed banks.

By: Michael Sher