Issues : Bank M&A

Viewpoint | October 17th, 2019

Keeping Benefits Simple During M&A

Mergers and acquisitions are an attractive growth strategy for many banks, but deals are increasingly and needlessly complicated by existing employee benefits plans.

By: Brian McCracken
Article | October 15th, 2019

Fintech Acquisitions: A Different Adventure

Banks weighing fintech acquisitions should revisit their due diligence processes before proceeding with a deal.

By: Matt Hutton
Article | October 3rd, 2019

Top 10 Tips for Branch Bidders

Branch deals have unique considerations that prospective bidders should keep in mind before submitting a bid.

By: Jonathan Hightower
Article | September 30th, 2019

Sticking Points in Recent Community Bank Deals

Banks engaged in M&A have a wide-ranging amount of things to think about ahead of a deal, ranging from compensation to concentration.

By: John Reichert, Melissa York Lanksa
Article | September 19th, 2019

How to Earn a Premium Bank Stock Valuation

Banks that seek a premium stock valuation should consider ways to increase the quality of their earnings.

By: Andrew O'Keefe
Article | August 5th, 2019

2019 Mid-Year Bank M&A Outlook

Deposit competition and regulations could be among the drivers of bank deal activity for the rest of the year.

By: Matt Hutton
Article | July 30th, 2019

How CECL Impacts Acquisitive Banks

Banks need to be prepared for how CECL will impact accounting for acquired loans.

By: Will Neeriemer, Steven Khoury
Article | July 16th, 2019

The Evolving Buyer Landscape in Bank M&A

The buyers driving consolidation in the bank space continue to change, creating opportunities for new acquirers and prospective sellers.

By: Thomas Hayes
Article | May 2nd, 2019

How Subchapter S Issues Could Snag a Sale

The Subchapter S election gives banks significant economic benefits, but that could be jeopardized in a sale by poor recordkeeping.

By: Chet Fenimore
Video | April 30th, 2019

Building a Stronger Bank

Anthony Burnett of Level 5 explains how to make smart decisions about branches and staffing following an acquisition.

By: Anthony Burnett