Integration places tremendous stress on the people, systems and customers of a financial institution, but it also provides a unique opportunity to look outward and inward, evaluate, and improve – resulting in much more than the simple summation of assets. A successful integration should not select between two ways, it should select the best way.

With this goal in mind we provide a highly structured and disciplined approach to integration through a comprehensive business system review which spans the entire combined organization and evaluates process and infrastructure requirements against industry best practice and for strategic alignment. The net result has, time after time, yielded synergies far exceeding what were estimated at announcement; and transactions accretive to earnings far earlier than anticipated, leading to phenomenal analyst and market reaction.