Despite a growing number of year-over-year bank deals, some of the industry’s leading M&A players say the regulatory environment has not eased—they have just gotten used to it. "Acquirers understand how regulators are thinking with regards to M&A a lot better than they did six, or eight or 10 years ago," James Cornelsen, president and CEO of Old Line Bancshares Inc., said at a Jan. 31 FIG Partners conference. "I think it's a very risk-based oriented process, and prudently so."
Months after the digital-oriented startup confirmed that it was raising capital to buy an existing bank, Nano Financial Holdings Inc. has announced its first deal. Irvine, Calif.-based Nano plans to acquire state peer, Murrieta-based Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley for about $23.3 million. Alexander Cappello, a Nano co-founder and a board member, called the target a "very clean, reputable, local-business bank." Nano, an unlisted special-purpose acquisition company, was formed in 2017.
Some of the most active community bank acquirers in 2017 maintain hearty deal-making appetites and say the merger-and-acquisition landscape remains peppered with potential sellers heading into next year. Buyers say they are eager to pack on revenue-generating assets to offset high compliance and technology costs, and most also want to pick up more low-cost deposits as interest rates climb.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".