3 Community Bankers Weigh in on the Magnitude of Independence

Community banks are intrinsically woven into the fabric of American society.  They provide an array of valuable services, not the least of which includes being the financial catalyst for a…

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Fintechs, From Founding to Funding, A Conversation with Cameron Peake, Partner at Financial Venture Studio

Fintech has only scratched the surface in terms of its capabilities, so it’s not surprising that the number of startups dedicated to this burgeoning space is growing. Travillian’s Keith Daly, Director…

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Using Your Balance Sheet as a Weapon: A Conversation with Scott Hildenbrand, Head of Piper Sandler Financial Strategies

Scott Hildenbrand, Managing Director and Chief Balance Sheet Strategist at Piper Sandler, joined Travillian’s Head of Banking & Fintech, Brian Love, in a discussion around the economic moment and what…

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Q1 Bank Earnings Preview: Waiting for Normalcy

Hoping For A Return To Normalcy Has Felt More Like Waiting For Godot In Samuel Beckett’s famous play, two men meet near a tree, discuss various topics, and reveal to…

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Could Banks Be Punch-Drunk from the Pandemic? Critical Advice for your Bank’s Balance Sheet ​- A Q&A with Gary Svec

Travillian’s Head of Banking and Fintech, Brian Love, had a conversation with Gary Svec, Managing Director – Investment Banking at Performance Trust, about the somewhat cloudy economic waters that lay ahead for financial…

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Russell Reconstitution Update: Need to Knows – Volatility, Programmatic Selling & the M&A Effect

This has been a unique year in many ways, and that certainly applies to the upcoming reconstitution of the Russell U.S. Indexes.  As we’ve discussed at length in prior updates,…

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Is a Massive M&A Wave on the Way?

Pre-COVID, the bank sector was ripe for consolidation. I remember thinking heading into this year that it was likely to be an active one for M&A, for a variety of…

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Depository Investment Bankers Unplugged – Southwest Edition: ​Industry Consolidation, Disruption and the Outlook Heading into 2021

The Travillian Group hosted three top Southwestern-focused depository investment bankers. They discussed trends within the Southwest and the community banking landscape nationally. Our panelists covered topics including:  ​M&A / Industry Consolidation, Capital…

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Virginia is for Mergers: Insights on the MOE Trend in Banking – an interview with two dynamic ​CEOs in Southern Virginia

Charlottesville, VA-based Blue Ridge Bankshares and Richmond, VA-based Bay Banks of Virginia announced a $100 million merger on August 13th.  This MOE marks a possible trend that may be more…

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Gazing into the Bank M&A ​Crystal Ball

While I have resided in bigger cities since high school, I grew up in a small town in the South. Fishing, either from the shore or a small boat was…

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