Throughout the first day of Bank Director’s 22nd annual Acquire or Be Acquired Conference, I found quite a few presentations focused on the emergence of mid-sized regional banks that are growing through the consolidation of smaller banks. Clearly, mergers & acquisitions provide an avenue for some banks to drive improved operating leverage, earnings, efficiency and scale. At the same time, the pressures prompting larger banks to innovate — sluggish loan demand, depressed revenue, higher compliance costs — are the same ones forcing smaller banks to pursue a sale.
By Al Dominick, President & CEO, Bank Director
For those unfamiliar with “AOBA,” this annual event explores issues like the one mentioned above. Since the conference kicked off at 8 AM on a Sunday, this morning’s post shares three short video recaps from my time at the Arizona Biltmore followed by links to recent posts specific to this conference.
In addition to these videos, below are links to four of my posts specific to the event:
- 4 Things to Know In Advance of Bank Director’s 2016 Acquire or Be Acquired Conference
- 7 Bank M&A Trends for 2016
- Five Reasons Why Banks Might Consider Selling in 2016
- 9 Banks I Bet People Will Be Talking About at Acquire or Be Acquired
If these types of conversations interest you, take a look at what we’re sharing on BankDirector.com. Additionally, I invite you to follow me on Twitter via @AlDominick, the host company, @BankDirector, and search & follow #AOBA16 to see what is being shared with (and by) the 930 men & women in attendance.