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2018 Banking Trends with Raymond James

February 5, 2018

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Robert Klingler

2018 Banking Trends with Raymond James

February 5, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

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A Recap of the AOBA M&A Simulation with FIG Partners

February 1, 2018

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Robert Klingler

A Recap of the AOBA M&A Simulation with FIG Partners

February 1, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

On the second day of Bank Director’s Acquire

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A Conversation with Rory McKinney of D.A. Davidson; Day 1 at AOBA

January 29, 2018

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Robert Klingler

A Conversation with Rory McKinney of D.A. Davidson; Day 1 at AOBA

January 29, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountFor the next several The Bank Account episodes, we’re on the road at Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired (AOBA) Conference.  In our first installment from AOBA, we highlight our respective take-aways from the first day of AOBA and then sit down with Rory McKinney, Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for D.A. Davison & Co. to discuss Rory’s outlook for bank M&A activity in 2018.

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2017 Bank M&A Statistics

January 3, 2018

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Robert Klingler

2017 Bank M&A Statistics

January 3, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

It looks like we’ll end 2017 with a total of 263 bank and thrift transactions, representing a slight increase in the number of deals over 2016 (250), but well below 2014 and 2015 levels (307 and 294, respectively).  However, in light of the decline in total number of banks (and the dearth of de novo activity), 2017 basically equaled 2014 and 2015 transaction activity, with approximately 4.5% of institutions at the beginning of the year exiting through a business combination.  (2016’s 250 transactions represented approximately 4.0% of the outstanding banks at the beginning of 2016.)

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Tax Reform for Sub S Banks and a 2017 Year-end M&A Review

December 29, 2017

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Robert Klingler

Tax Reform for Sub S Banks and a 2017 Year-end M&A Review

December 29, 2017

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountOn the latest episode of The Bank Account, Jonathan and I analyzed the Rose Bowl, pitting Jonathan’s Georgia Bulldogs against Jonathan’s In-Laws’ Oklahoma Sooners.  With critical generational analysis, Jonathan won me over to support Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs; I simply have to support Generation X over a Millennial. We then turned our focus to on-topic banking issues: the impact of tax reform on Subchapter S banks and a look in review at

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Acquire or Be Acquired 2018 M&A Simulation

December 19, 2017

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Jonathan Hightower and Robert Klingler

Acquire or Be Acquired 2018 M&A Simulation

December 19, 2017

by: Jonathan Hightower and Robert Klingler

We are looking forward to running the M&A Simulation at Bank Director’s 2018 Acquire or Be Acquired Conference with our friends at FIG Partners.  This is the second year we’ve teamed up with FIG Partners to present a simulation of the community bank merger and acquisition sale process.  We’ve identified the basics of

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Bank CEO’s Success Strategies; A Conversation with DHG Financial Services

December 15, 2017

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Robert Klingler

Bank CEO’s Success Strategies; A Conversation with DHG Financial Services

December 15, 2017

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountOn the latest episode of The Bank Account, I had a conversation with Suzanne Donner and Bill Walton of DHG Financial Services to discuss their new whitepaper on the insights of top performing community bank CEOs.   DHG Financial Services conducted a series of interviews with the CEOs of 22 top performing community banks and has compiled their insights into a fantastic white paper.  I was honored to receive an advance copy, and

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Snow, Cybersecurity and Data Breaches with Jena Valdetero

December 12, 2017

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Robert Klingler

Snow, Cybersecurity and Data Breaches with Jena Valdetero

December 12, 2017

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountOn the latest episode of The Bank Account, Jonathan and I were joined by our Chicago partner, Jena Valdetero, to discuss snow, cybersecurity and data breaches.  While Jena would normally be the one dealing with winter weather, it was Jonathan and myself watching the snow fall in Atlanta while Jena enjoyed a relatively warm, sunny day in Chicago.

Jena is part of Bryan Cave’s Data Privacy and Security Team, and joined

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Thanksgiving: Regulatory Relief and Tax Reform

November 21, 2017

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Robert Klingler

Thanksgiving: Regulatory Relief and Tax Reform

November 21, 2017

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountOn the latest episode of The Bank Account, Jonathan and I discuss two business reasons for bankers to be thankful this holiday season, the Senate’s proposed regulatory relief legislation and legislative efforts for tax reform.

The Senate Banking Committee has released the text of proposed legislation providing real regulatory relief to community banks.  With ten Republican co-sponsors and nine Democratic co-sponsors, the measure would appear to have better odds than prior regulatory

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All Dressed Up with No Place to Go

November 3, 2017

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Robert Klingler

All Dressed Up with No Place to Go

November 3, 2017

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountOn the latest episode of The Bank Account, Jonathan and I discuss the prospects and alternatives for a small bank that finds itself without an interested buyer.   Frequently, we are finding clients and other depository institutions that have reached the internal decision that it’s time to sell, but when they check the market, the anticipated buyers are either not available, not interested, or at least not as interested as expected/hoped.

Before getting to

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