Bank Deals – The M&A Market


You have been invited to bid on a bank for sale.

How are you determining what to pay?

Is this how everyone is doing it?

Someone has written you a “bear hug” letter offering to buy your bank. What does it mean?

How did they determine the price?

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How banks are being valued in today’s market—not that theoretical stuff but what’s happening in the real world.
  • Based on that pricing, what is the accounting treatment of the deal . . . and how does it affect your capital?

Kevin Janke
Wipfli LLP

Paul Ouweneel
Wipfli LLP