Bank M&A

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • March 21st, 2011

China's Banks in for Major Changes in the Next Five Years

Jerri Moss provides an overview on China's ambitious five-year plan that includes international expansion and social change.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • February 22nd, 2011

The fall continues for WaMu

  • Video | Bank M&A
  • February 21st, 2011

Where My Deals At?

Ben Plotkin, EVP of Steifel, Nicolaus Weisel, shares his insight on what the future holds for FDIC-assisted transactions, and what that means for M&A activity in 2011.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • February 4th, 2011

Teaming Up on FDIC-Assisted Deals

Bank Director talks with Managing Director Rodney A. Montag about the outlook for FDIC-assisted deals, and how the RAM structure works.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 31st, 2011

Do you need $1 billion in assets to survive?

Many community bankers think they will survive just fine despite the increased costs of government regulation and an earnings environment where big banks seem to have all the advantages.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 30th, 2011

The Challenges in Raising Capital for Smaller Institutions

John Duffy, CEO of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. shares his insights on why smaller institutions will continue to struggle with raising equity capital, and discusses the option of exchanging funds from TARP into the new small business lending program.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 30th, 2011

Want to buy a bank? Look for that fatigued banker near you.

Bank directors are fatigued, many aren't having much fun anymore, and that's creating an environment where bank acquisitions are going to increase as some bankers just give up.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 27th, 2011

The Return of Bank M&A

Bank merger and acquisition activity finally picked up in 2010 after two down years, and the outlook for 2011 is even better.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 18th, 2011

Optimists, Welcome.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 18th, 2011

Optimists, Welcome.

Recent financial reform (and revised capital standards) has impacted capital structure, valuation and strategic activity as we prepare for what seems inevitable: a coming wave of M&A. So are things really looking up?