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Despite global pandemic, M&A deals were still carried out (access required)


Evans Bank was in the midst of a major acquisition in early 2020 when COVID-19 suddenly hit, and the world was put on pause. The situation raised questions for the financial institution. “We asked ourselves that, given the current environment, ...

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Lessons learned from COVID-19 era: How to improve communication (access required)


“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.” — Randy Pausch The past 12 months have been anything but normal. The pandemic has certainly provided each of us with experience that we will never forget. In ...

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Pandemic affects companies’ valuation, bringing challenges to the M&A market (access required)


COVID-19 has had an impact on a company’s worth in the Mergers and Acquisition arena, with some saying that impact could continue post pandemic, as the market adjusts to a new normal. “COVID-19 definitely complicated things,” says Michael Tota, director ...

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An overview of today’s M&A market — many buyers, low inventory (access required)


Normally, when owners of closely held businesses want to sell or transfer, there is not much liquidity in those enterprises and not very many buyers, says Tony Cotroneo, co-chair of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP’s merger and acquisitions group. But currently the market ...

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Genesee Regional Bank honored for performance (access required)


Genesee Regional Bank has been recognized as one of the country’s “best-performing” smaller community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence. In a ranking of the top 100 community banks with up to $3 billion in assets, Genesee Regional was No. ...

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First American nets another Top Workplace accolade (access required)


First American Equipment Finance has been ranked second on the 2021 Top Workplaces USA list by Energage, an organization that develops solutions to build and brand top workplaces. In the 14 years that Energage has hosted the award, more than ...

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