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In stock deals, bank sellers need to look at much more than price

January 31, 2018, S&P Global

Michael Reed spoke at the Bank Director's annual Acquire or Be Acquired conference and is quoted in an S&P Global article providing insight on what bank sellers should focus on during stock deals. According to Reed, it is vital for sellers to learn as much as they can about a buyer's M&A history and its relationships with regulators. A seller wants to see that the acquiring bank has a track record of both getting regulatory approval in timely fashion—"You want to make sure you get the deal done," he emphasized—and of using bank purchases as springboards to earnings growth.

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