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M&A in the News

American Banker - 5/14/2012
The Power of the Heads-Up in Bank M&A

American Banker - 5/14/2012
Deals Cheat Sheet

American Banker - 5/4/2012
Clever Deal in Maine Gives Hope for Creative M&A

American Banker - 5/9/2012
PlainsCapital Deal Serves as Speed Bump to Texas Prices

Message from the Conference Chairman

Letter from the Chairman

Dear Colleague,

Bankers throughout the country are facing the most wrenching and risky question in business these days: Is it time to do a deal?

For sellers, the pressures to do so are many, as are the unknowns. As bankers weigh the pros and cons of a sale, they face imponderable questions about the economy and how to generate new revenue if they hang on. If that weren’t enough, they must simultaneously balance the interests of shareholders and valued employees.

For prospective buyers, the choices are equally daunting. Is now the right time to buy and if so at what price? For those determined to grow via acquisition, is it better to buy a failed bank, a fully functioning one or to shop for pieces?

Regardless of whether they decide to buy, sell or stay put, bankers face the likely prospect of needing to raise capital. That means finding the right investors, agreeing on levels of control and coping with the inevitable financial and regulatory challenges.

Last year proved that amid the current high levels of uncertainty dealmakers are facing an uphill battle—both to complete transactions and to turn them into successes.  For those looking to overcome the many obstacles and make a mark in 2012, American Banker's M&A Symposium is a must-attend event. Scheduled for May 21 and 22 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, it will focus on how bank sellers can fetch higher prices, how buyers can get targets to blink and what matchmakers must do to shepherd clients through successful transactions.

This event is designed to provide the most useful forum anywhere for executives from banks of all sizes as they approach the ultimate crossroads. Please consider this your invitation to join us by making your reservations today.

Neil Weinberg
Editor in Chief
American Banker
Conference Chairman