Strategic Options in Focus at New Event


The OBL has scheduled a new Strategic Options Conference on Sept. 7 in Columbus to give members the skills to navigate the current M&A environment, with an emphasis on the tools needed to remain independent, viable community banks.

"As the M&A environment heats up and industry “chatter” increases, banks and their boards need to be prepared to take advantage of the full range of strategic opportunities on the horizon," said OBL President & CEO Mike Adelman. "These opportunities are not restricted to buying or selling -- remaining independent is as valid an option for members as it ever was -- but good preparation is key."

The conference will be held in partnership with four other state banking associations. The value-filled agenda will include crucial sessions on:

  •  Current Issues in Raising Capital: A Panel Discussion
  • Buy, Sell or Remain Independent? Strategic Options & Importance of Advance Preparation.
  • Market Themes, Trends & National Statistics
  • Current Issues in Collaborative Ventures
  • Hot Button Regulatory & Legislative Issues
  • And more!

Held with banking law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP, this event will bring together industry experts from Crowe Horwath LLP, Boenning & Scattergood and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. Panel discussions, a networking lunch and interactive presentations will make this event a highlight of the fall banking calendar.

Visit the OBL website for complete details and registration information.