February 1, 2018
Authored by: Robert Klingler
On the second day of Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired (AOBA) Conference, we were honored to co-host with FIG Partners for the second year, the M&A Simulation. The M&A Simulation is an exclusive, bankers-only, session at AOBA that attempts to walk through the initial stages of a bank merger. Like last year, we divided the attending bankers into three groups, representing the boards of directors of three distinct participants: Bank A, a $700 million bank looking to sell, and Banks B & C, two larger potential acquirers.
This is the second of several podcast episodes we recorded in Phoenix. Sound quality isn’t quite as good as you may have come to expect as we’re back on an older microphone, but we jumped at the opportunity to be able to share our conversations with so many interesting colleagues at Acquire or Be Acquired. We hope you enjoy the conversation with Matt and Dan as much as we did. We’re already planning a few new tricks for the M&A Simulation at the 2019 Acquire or Be Acquired Conference, and hope you’ll look to join us then.