M&A Science
M&A Science
Mar 14, 2017
3. How to Sell A Bank: The True Story of Ups and Downs of M&A Banking
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Matt Gambs is very familiar with the community banking realm – he’s been in it for more than 23 years and has worked every angle of the business, starting as a teller and working his way up to President and CEO of two different community banks in the Chicago metro area: BB&T Bancorp and Diamond Bank. He led both banks through successful acquisitions before landing at his current role with Wintrust Financial. 0:00 – 0:53 Summary of Matt Gambs 23+ year career progression in community banking

0:54 – 3:44 Discussing growth of BB&T between company inception and becoming CEO in 2004

3:45 – 6:47 The process of deciding to sell BB&T and selecting an advisor

6:48 – 8:24 How buyers’ proposals were evaluated against goals for stockholders

8:25 – 11:24 The selection process for comparing valuations and choosing the final buyer

11:25 – 13:24 Discussing challenges and realizations as Matt’s first deal of this size

13:25 – 18:02 Dissecting why everyone seems to want to buy a bank and regulatory implications

18:03 – 22:16 Events leading to Matt joining Diamond Bank and its subsequent sale

22:17 – 25:53 The long start-to-finish process of selling Diamond Bank

25:54 – 28:54 Highlights of working with Wintrust on the Diamond Bank deal

28:55 – 33:26 Biggest challenges and lessons learned going through both bank exits

33:27 – 36:25 Comparing shareholder relationships of different sizes

36:26 – 39:34 Craziest thing Matt has seen in all his banking experience


M&A Science by Kison Patel (kison@dealroom.net)

DealRoom: Data Science and AI for M&A (www.dealroom.net)

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