Mergers & Acquisitions

Drive measurable value creation through proven M&A strategies

Benefits to You

Identify M&A opportunities that best fit your strategic vision.

Explore mergers confidentially to assess strategic fit and value creation potential, ensuring the right deal is negotiated.

Quickly develop a unified vision including leadership and governance, brand strategy, risk appetite and technology platforms

Aggressively manage vendor contracts to achieve optimal financial and business results

Integrate brand, products, channels, people, process and technology in a manner that creates the most competitive financial institution while minimizing customer disruption.

Proactively manage all regulatory challenges and operating risks related to merging the organizations

Receive continuous executive and board level dashboard reports to ensure proper merger oversight

Let us help you drive value through proven M&A strategies.

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Cornerstone Difference

Cornerstone brings its hands-on knowledge and senior expertise in strategy, operational best practices, technology and vendor contract negotiations to the table in a single integrated solution.

Cornerstone unlocks financial value early in the merger process through its industry-leading contract negotiation efforts and continues to drive value through facilities and staffing alignments, non-interest expense reductions and future revenue enhancement strategies.

Our seasoned group of banking executives and technology specialists take ownership for driving value creation in the merger process.

Bank Chief Executive Officer Roundtable

An executive exchange providing a private forum for bank CEOs to unlock the value of peer collaboration, share best practices, vet new ideas, and build productive relationships with fellow leaders.

Accelerating Merger Earnings with Vendor Contract Negotiations

Bank executives always have anxiety about meeting the earnings accretion promises made to the Street during mergers. A surprising source of early earnings improvement that escapes the attention of most CEOs and CFOs, however, lies with the myriad technology contracts that are in place at both the acquirer and the target bank.

Top Priorities in Mergers for Banking Executives

Complex deals and standardized playbooks are top of mind for banking executives exploring their M&A opportunities in the year ahead.