Surviving in a Consolidating Industry

August 25th, 2015

Several headwinds, including compliance costs, cyber threats and regulatory burdens, have taken the fun out of the business for many banking executives and boards. In preparation for our upcoming Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in January 2016, we asked Steve Hovde, chairman and CEO of the Hovde Group, to share his insights on the future of bank M&A deals. In this short video, Hovde looks at how community banks who are struggling to generate organic growth can survive in a consolidating industry.


Steve Hovde is the chairman and CEO of Hovde Group, LLC.  As the chairman and CEO, Mr. Hovde is responsible for managing the firm’s investment banking activities, the strategic development of mergers and acquisitions of bank and thrift institutions and its private equity activities.