Issues : Bank M&A

article | January 29th, 2018

Cautious Optimism for Bank M&A

Attendees at Bank Director’s 2018 Acquire or Be Acquired conference are upbeat about the current state of the industry.

By: John J. Maxfield
article | January 28th, 2018

A Witness to M&A History

For nearly two and a half decades, the Acquired or Be Acquired conference has chronicled the banking industry’s dramatic consolidation.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
video | January 26th, 2018

Bank M&A: Pricing Considerations for 2018

Rick Childs of Crowe Horwath shares his views on deal pricing in 2018, based on the 2018 Bank M&A Survey.

By: Rick Childs
video | January 24th, 2018

Strengthening Your Bank’s M&A Strategy

Banks should update their M&A playbooks in anticipation of greater deal activity in 2018.

By: Phil Weaver
viewpoint | January 17th, 2018

What If the Deal Falls Apart?

Here are some of the things that parties should keep in mind to help mitigate the effects of a potential transaction getting called off.

By: Rob Fleetwood
BD Article
article | January 8th, 2018

Acquirers Cautious and Disciplined in 2017

Many of the biggest deals in 2017 featured buyers crossing state lines in pursuit of growth.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
article | January 1st, 2018

Are You Overlooking a Major M&A Obstacle?

Market concentrations can have a big impact on community bank deals, and should be examined early in the process.

By: Melissa York
Bank Services
article | December 14th, 2017

The M&A Limitations of Privately-Held Banks

Private banks face unique challenges in pursuing acquisition targets, according to the 2018 Bank M&A Survey.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
research | December 4th, 2017

2018 Bank M&A Survey: Will Bank M&A Pick Up?

Bank leaders expect a more favorable M&A environment but are pragmatic about regulatory relief.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
article | November 10th, 2017

Sellers: Be Vigilant About Stock in a Deal

Despite the continued strong performance of bank stocks, potential sellers should exercise caution.

By: Rick Childs