Bank & Thrift Specialists

Hovde Group counts as its greatest asset the breadth and depth of its U.S. bank and thrift client base.

The Hovde GroupOur firm works with a broad range of clients, including corporations, S-corporations, banks, holding companies, mutual institutions, and strategic investors to provide comprehensive strategic M&A advice, capital raising, sales and trading, equity research, and risk management and expertise.

Our in-depth, banking-specific expertise and community, regional, and national market acumen enable our investment banking group to serve the evolving needs of our clients across all of the U.S. markets. In the last two decades, our investment bankers have advised on over 300 merger and acquisition transactions for community banks with an aggregate deal value of over $25 billion and over $7.5 billion in branch transactions. Our capital markets professionals have collectively raised over $40 billion of capital over their careers for banks and financial institutions.

We are focused on and committed to building trusted, long-term relationships by taking a flexible and forward-looking view on our relationships, and identifying ways to help clients achieve their most important business objectives and goals.

We serve the evolving needs of our bank and thrift clients, through customer specific services in the following areas:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions services (traditional buy-side /sell-side advisory services);
  • Capital Raising (public offerings, private placements, rights offerings);
  • Recapitalizations, restructurings and bankruptcy processes;
  • Strategic Advisory services;
  • Whole bank and branch acquisitions and divestitures;
  • FDIC acquisitions;
  • Conversions;
  • Special Committee Advisory Work;
  • Fairness Opinions / Valuations / Due Diligence Services;
  • Stock repurchases and buybacks;
  • Sales, Trading and Market Making;
  • Equity Research; and
  • Capital deployment.

We believe that you don’t have to be the biggest at what you do, but you do have to be the best. When you engage Hovde Group, you can take comfort that you are getting the very best investment bankers and capital markets professionals in the industry who are focused exclusively on the bank and thrift sector. We are not financial institution generalists - but experts in our craft that acutely understand your banking business and the paths to achieving success. We work closely with management teams to understand their goals and challenges, and we develop tailored solutions to help them reach their objectives. 

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