- We could see over 200 merger transactions despite a declining number of banks in 2017.
- There is a clear trend on M&A pricing multiples being driven by bank profitability and asset quality.
- For banks, too little capital is not the only issue — too much capital and the inability to produce sufficient returns on capital is equally problematic.
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What is my bank worth? How will the changing tax environment affect bank values? When is the right time to buy (or sell) a bank? What are the most significant factors affecting bank value? These were just some of the questions surfaced this morning here in Arizona. In this video recap of Sunday morning’s presentations at Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired Conference, I share a few observations about the conversations taking place around issues such as these.
Given the focus of this three-day event, I anticipate many subsequent presentations building off of these points. For those interested in issues such as these, I invite you to follow me on Twitter via @AlDominick, the host company, @BankDirector and its @Fin_X_Tech platform, and search & follow #AOBA17 to see what is being shared with (and by) our attendees.