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The Atlanta Banking Landscape

May 17, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

The Atlanta Banking Landscape

May 17, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

Jonathan and I discuss the evolving landscape for banking in our hometown, Atlanta, Georgia, in this latest episode of The Bank Account.

the-bank-accountSince the beginning of 2018, there has been steady stream of significant deals affecting the Atlanta MSA.

  • January – Ameris Bancorp’s acquisition of Hamilton State Bancshares for $405 million, priced at
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Ragnar!

April 20, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

Ragnar!

April 20, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

On April 13 and 14, 2018, the Financial Services Corporate and Regulatory Team of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner sponsored two teams at the Atlanta Ragnar Trail race.  On this episode of The Bank Account, Jonathan and I discuss the Ragnar race, our thoughts about the Ragnar race, the ambiance of the Ragnar race, the decline of multi-bank charter bank holding companies, and a few final thoughts about the Ragnar race.  We also give thanks to so many colleagues that helped us with the Atlanta Ragnar Trail race.  In other words,

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Introducing BCLP and Barry Hester

April 9, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

Introducing BCLP and Barry Hester

April 9, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

Jonathan and I discuss two major deals for our us: the formation of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and the return or Barry Hester in this latest episode of The Bank Account.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is the result of the mergers of historically U.S.-based Bryan Cave LLP and historically U.K.-based Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.  As a truly global firm with over 1,600 lawyers operating literally around the clock, we believe Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is well positioned to serve

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Getting to Yes: A Conversation About Deal Certainty

March 2, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

Getting to Yes: A Conversation About Deal Certainty

March 2, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountJonathan and I discuss deal protections and considerations – from the initial emotions of deciding to sell through deal signing in this latest episode of The Bank Account.

This episode has, in my opinion, some great information for banks looking to undertake M&A activity, from either the buyer or seller’s perspective.  But, I’m most impressed with our smooth transition from friendly banter about our upcoming Ragnar race to our substantive

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Reinvestment Opportunities Created by Tax Reform

February 16, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

Reinvestment Opportunities Created by Tax Reform

February 16, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountJonathan and I are back in our studio, and took this opportunity to talk a little about what we’re seeing from our clients, particularly as it comes to reinvesting their tax savings into future opportunities.  Before digging into substance, we first take a little time on the therapist’s couch to address Jonathan’s experience at the College Football National Championship Game. Only 190 days until college football is back!

With regard

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Partnering with Mercer Capital to Discuss Partnering with FinTechs

February 8, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

Partnering with Mercer Capital to Discuss Partnering with FinTechs

February 8, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

In our fourth and final podcast recorded onsite at Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired (AOBA) Conference, we were honored to be joined by Jay Wilson with Mercer Capital.  Jay discusses, from start to finish, how banks should explore partnering with fintech companies.  Jay is the author of Creating Strategic Value through Financial Technology

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2018 Banking Trends with Raymond James

February 5, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

2018 Banking Trends with Raymond James

February 5, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

In our third podcast recorded onsite at Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired (AOBA) Conference, we were honored to be joined by Bill Wagner and Matt Paramore with Raymond James.  Bill and Matt shared their Read More

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

February 1, 2018

Authors

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 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

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

January 29, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

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

January 29, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

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

December 29, 2017

Authors

Robert Klingler

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

December 29, 2017

by: Robert Klingler

the-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

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