Tom Brown Tackles M&A

One of Wall Street’s most independent and outspoken pundits talks about why most deals don’t work, how the loss of pooling makes M&A more fun, and, above all, why bankers shouldn’t make up numbers.


Slow and Steady in Kansas City

It’s no flash in the pan—the track record of Commerce Bancshares of Kansas City proves that enduring stellar performance has more to do with common sense than with trends and pizzazz.

Article ON – 06/03/2011
Contingency Planning: What Every Director Should Know

Directors are ultimately responsible to ensure that adequate plans are in place so that the bank can handle a disaster and keep the business up and running. And as the events of last year have proven, a catastrophic loss can happen without warning.

Article ON – 06/03/2011
Sterling’s Shine

Here’s one bank that’s taking control of its own destiny. In a world of acquire or be acquired, the board of Sterling Bancshares has opted to grow the institution and remain independent.

Article ON – 06/03/2011
Beating the Post-Merger Odds

Questions board members can ask to help avoid the pitfalls of a failed merger integration.

Article ON – 06/03/2011

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