Issues : Bank M&A

BD Article
article | December 12th, 2018

Was 2018 a Peak Year for Bank M&A?

With banks making more money than ever, deal volume is climbing higher.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
research | December 3rd, 2018

2019 Bank M&A Survey: What’s Driving Growth

Find out about the industry’s expectations for deals—and how banks spent their tax windfall.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
article | November 21st, 2018

Twelve Steps for Successful Acquisitions

Take the advice of Alexander Graham Bell: “before anything else, preparation is the key to success” when getting into the M&A market.

By: Eric M. Corrigan
article | November 19th, 2018

Solving the Deposit Dilemma with an Unconventional M&A Strategy

Looking in places you wouldn’t normally go might be the best — or only — option for banks wanting to reduce their loan-to-deposit ratios.

By: Adam Mustafa
article | October 23rd, 2018

Should You Buy, Sell Or Do Neither?

Some banks are exploring ways to grow funding with niche business models.

By: Neil Grayson, Brad Rustin, Larry Shackelford
viewpoint | October 17th, 2018

Staying Focused on the Fundamentals

Sometimes, bank mergers feel just like a football stadium on Saturday, where the fans are unhappy with the scoreboard even though their team’s play is acceptable.

By: Chris Marinac
viewpoint | October 17th, 2018

Clearing the Way for M&A

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act brings regulatory reform to community banks across the country.

By: Rory McKinney
article | September 25th, 2018

One Risk in M&A You Maybe Have Not Considered

The contract your bank has with its core or IT supplier could unknowingly torpedo a potential deal to grow your bank.

By: Aaron Silva
BD Article
article | September 17th, 2018

The Avoidable Mistakes that Acquirers Make

A strategic plan, candid communication and smart people decisions are all elements of a successful M&A deal.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | May 28th, 2018

Four Drivers of Banking M&A in 2018

Dodd-Frank reforms and tax law changes are among developments that could drive more deals.

By: Jason Langan, Paul Legere