Assistant Managing Editor
Dean Anason is leader of the Mergers & Acquisitions community page on americanbanker.com, the go-to source of information and analysis of bank deals and integrations. In two stints at American Banker that span more than a decade, Anason has served as assistant managing editor, national editor, Washington bureau chief and Capitol Hill reporter. He was an assistant business editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and began his career as the health-care reporter for Atlanta Business Chronicle. He is based in his hometown of Atlanta.
Recent Stories From this Author
KeyCorp to Buy Large CMBS Servicing Portfolio from B of A
May 10, 2013 A real estate arm of KeyCorp has agreed to purchase more than $100 billion of servicing rights on commercial and multifamily...
Growth-Minded Banks Scratch for Advantages, Let Deals Wait
May 8, 2013 Executives at Heritage Commerce and Pacific Continental on the West Coast and Texas Capital Bancshares are catering to niche...
Regulators Shutter Two Banks, in Ga. and N.C.
April 26, 2013 Regulators shut down Douglas County Bank in Douglasville, Ga., and Parkway Bank in Lenoir, N.C. Between them they had assets...
Midwest Was Heart of '12 Bank M&A
April 9, 2013 There were more deals announced in the Midwest than in any other U.S. region last year.
Investors Bancorp to Acquire Gateway Community in N.J.
April 5, 2013 The deal is Investors' fourth since late 2011 and would bolster a growing presence in southern New Jersey.
Banks Need Washington to Boost Business Confidence: Huntington's Steinour
January 17, 2013 Commercial customers will remain hesitant to spend, and thus borrow, until lawmakers resolve the uncertainties over the budget...
Investors Bancorp to Buy Roma Financial of New Jersey
December 20, 2012 The Short Hills, N.J., company has agreed to buy Roma Financial Corp. of Robbinsville, N.J. The deal, scheduled to close in...
Treasury to Auction 1.2 Million Warrants in M&T Bank
December 11, 2012 The Treasury Department is scheduled on Tuesday to auction warrants to purchase 1.2 million shares of common stock in M&T Bank.
MVB to Expand into Northern Va. with Mortgage Deal
December 4, 2012 The $630 million-asset company has agreed to buy Potomac Mortgage Group in northern Virginia for $19 million in cash and stock.
First Internet Taps Old-School Banker to Aid Push into Commercial Lending
December 3, 2012 An online-bank board's appointment of John Keach Jr., a community banker who had to sell his bank this year, provides a ray of...
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