Values rise, pace quickens from a year ago.
By Bill Poquette, Editor-in-Chief
Maybe it’s the weather. The central part of the country has been sweltering since May, and a couple of big-ticket bank acquisitions in Chicago and Denver seem to suggest a warming-up of merger activity and pricing.
By Kris Bishop
When undergoing a merger transaction, an acquiring bank will inherit years’ worth of data and images from the purchased institution. For even the most experienced acquirers, figuring out how to integrate that data into the current operating environment without causing a significant amount of hassle and disruption can be a daunting prospect.