News & Events Archive – August 2010
UALR Public Radio | Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The nation’s banking system was brought nearly to its knees just two years ago, after the housing market collapsed. Now, several Arkansas banks have actually been expanding by buying up what’s left of failed banks elsewhere. Those banks are offered at firesale prices, but they come with [...]Read More
American Banker | Wednesday, August 11, 2010
It will take years for the banking sector to realize the full implications of the Dodd-Frank Act, but expect at least one immediate side effect: a renewed interest in mergers and acquisitions.
After more than 18 months of uncertainty about financial reform’s details, the president’s signature on the [...]Read More
Randy Dennis, President of DD&F, featured speaker, “Financial Industry Update-what does it mean?”
Randy Dennis, President of DD&F, guest speaker, “Is M&A Activity DOA?” Conventional M&A deals may not be what they used to be, but opportunities still abound for the brave at heart. The bargain deals that FDIC assisted acquisitions offer have more and more healthy banks finding ways to achieve greater profitability, enhance their market [...]Read More
Kudos! to DD&F’s Josh Dennis for graduating from Barret School of Banking and Kyle Shadid for completing year #2!Read More
American Banker | Monday, August 02, 2010
A friendly rivalry in Oregon turned nasty when a tiny bank tried to acquire a neighbor through a seldom-used maneuver: the hostile takeover bid.
BEO Bancorp in rural Heppner said that after spurning an unsolicited offer from Community Bancshares Inc. in Joseph, it learned only by reading the [...]Read More