SNL Financial Hosts 2009 Bank M&A Symposium with Sullivan & Cromwell

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The event (October 6-7) will feature more than two dozen industry executives and advisors at the Union League Club in New York City.

As asset quality issues work their way through the system, the bank industry is strengthening and poised for an increase in consolidation

SNL Financial, in collaboration with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, will host the SNL Bank M&A Symposium on October 6-7, 2009, at the Union League Club in New York City.

Produced by the SNL Center for Financial Education, the Symposium will feature more than two dozen leading advisors, executives and regulators - all actively involved in the reshaping of the industry - sharing their insights and experience in a day-and-a-half forum on mergers & acquisitions in the banking sector.

Topics will include:

  •     Perspectives on the current environment and outlook for the future
  •     Capital and valuation considerations
  •     Commentary on the ongoing government regulatory and stimulus actions
  •     Branch and FDIC-assisted transactions
  •     Expectations for private equity investor involvement
  •     Key insights regarding deal design, due diligence and lessons learned from recent and seminal transactions

"As asset quality issues work their way through the system, the bank industry is strengthening and poised for an increase in consolidation," said Greg Gartland, Managing Director of the SNL Center for Financial Education. "This Symposium is a unique opportunity to hear directly from the players operating on the forefront of significant transactions and to gain a perspective on the future of M&A in the bank industry. We're delighted to be collaborating with Sullivan & Cromwell on the program."

To register, or for more information, please visit or call +1.434.951.7786. Registration for the event is $1,495 ($1,195 for each additional).

Speakers and Panelists (additional speakers to be confirmed)
Ajay Asija, Managing Director, Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller LLC
Deborah P. Bailey, Director, Governance, Regulatory and Risk Strategies, Deloitte
Daniel T. Bass, Managing Director, The Carson Medlin Company
Clifford V. Brokaw, Managing Director, Corsair Capital Partners
Nancy A. Bush, Managing Member, NAB Research LLC
H. Rodgin Cohen, Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
David A. DeNunzio, Vice Chairman, Mergers and Acquisitions, Credit Suisse
Terrance R. Dolan, Executive Vice President and Controller, U.S. Bancorp
James J. Dunne, Senior Managing Principal, Sandler O'Neill & Partners
Mitchell S. Eitel, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
John Esposito, Managing Director, Head of Depository Institutions, Morgan Stanley
Joseph R. Ficalora, Chairman, President and CEO, New York Community Bancorp
Brian Gardner, Senior Vice President of Washington Research, Keefe, Bruyette and Woods
Joseph Jiampietro, Senior Advisor for Markets, Office of the Chairman, FDIC
Robert G. Jones, President and CEO, Old National Bancorp
John A. Kanas, Chairman, President and CEO, BankUnited
Timothy W. Long, Senior Deputy Comptroller, Bank Supervision & Policy and Chief National Bank Examiner, OCC
John A. Mahoney, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Tim Main, Managing Director, Co-Head of Global FIG, J.P. Morgan Securities
Rick E. Maples, Managing Director, Co-Head of Investment Banking, Head of Financial Institutions Group, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Mark J. Menting, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Henry L. Meyer III, Chairman and CEO, KeyCorp
John J. Oros, Managing Director, J.C. Flowers & Co., LLC
William J. Ruh, Managing Principal, Castle Creek Capital
Miguel Sagarna, Principal, KPMG
Andrew M. Senchak, Vice Chairman and President, Keefe, Bruyette and Woods
Philip R. Sherringham, President and CEO, People's United Bank
Brian Sterling, Principal and Co-Head of Investment Banking, Sandler O'Neill & Partners
Nathan Stovall, Senior Industry Editor, SNL Financial
James Wigand, Deputy Director, Division of Resolutions and Receiverships, FDIC
Ellen Zimiles, Co-Founder and CEO, Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC

About SNL Financial
SNL collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial, market, and M&A data - plus news and analysis - on more than 3,300 public companies and 50,000 private companies in these industries: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy and Media & Communications industries. For more information, visit

About Sullivan & Cromwell
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is a global law firm that advises on major domestic and cross-border M&A, finance and corporate transactions, significant litigation and corporate investigations, and complex regulatory, tax and estate planning matters. The Firm's hallmarks are the highest quality independent advice and intense dedication to solving client problems. Founded in 1879, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP has more than 700 lawyers on four continents, with four offices in the US, including its headquarters in New York, three offices in Europe, two in Australia and three in Asia. Visit

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