April 19, 2017

2017 Bank M&A Survey: What Makes a Successful Acquisition

Despite (or perhaps because of) a turbulent political, economic, and regulatory climate, analyst predictions continue to point to 2017 as an active year for bank M&A transactions. On one side of the coin, it’s because large banks are striving to ‘bulk up’ in the face of regulations. On the other, it’s because small community banks are buckling to shareholder pressures and seeking to exit.

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Topics: Hospital Acquisition, M&A, Bank Growth

April 16, 2015

Opportunity is Knocking in M&A

In the recent webinar “Building a Successful M&A Strategy,” co-hosted with Olsen/Palmer, we explored the current mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape and its impact on the banking industry. The discussion highlighted a compelling shift in the advantages of smaller banks to capture new growth opportunities. Over the past three decades, we’ve seen the average size of buyers steadily decrease while the average size of sellers has steadily increased.

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Topics: Hospital Acquisition, M&A

August 28, 2014

Creating Market Value

“If you aren’t growing, you’re dying” is a familiar phrase in the banking industry. It begs an important question.

Why is growth so important?

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Topics: Bank Trends, Hospital Acquisition

July 23, 2014

Am I Paying Too Much for This Deal?

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s) represent a great opportunity to increase the value of your bank and to achieve quick growth. For those reasons, there continues to be a rise in the number of M&A deals.

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Topics: Risk Assessment, Hospital Acquisition

April 30, 2014

How to Preserve Bank Identity During M&A

In today’s banking environment, new challenges surfacing with the slowly improving interest rates are requiring more focus on interest rate and liquidity risks.

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Topics: Hospital Acquisition, Bank Growth

March 26, 2014

Five Factors for Successfully Managing the Upturn

In 2008, the financial crisis did its best to dissolve the American economy. An overabundance of confidence in our financial security led to decisions that crippled the banking industry with foreclosed assets and extensive credit quality deterioration.

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Topics: Risk Assessment, Accounting, Bank Trends, Regulations, Hospital Acquisition, Leadership