Bank M&A

  • 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?

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • December 14th, 2010

Pros & Cons of Traditional M&A vs. FDIC-Assisted Transactions

Rick Childs, director for Crowe Horwath LLP's financial advisory services group, discusses the pros and cons of traditional M&A vs. FDIC-Assisted transactions as potential growth options in 2011.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • November 19th, 2010

The Return of Darwinian Banking

Overview of Ben Plotkin, EVP and vice chairman at the investment banking firm Stifel Nicolaus Weisel's industry overview at our Bank Executive & Board Compensation event.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • October 26th, 2010

Opportunity is Knocking in Bank M&A

Acquiring a failed bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is one of the best growth options available to banks and thrifts today.