Once Again, the Bulls are Running: 2018 Citizens Bank M&A Survey Reflects Strong Sellers’ Market

In 2017, Citizens Bank took an unusual step with its annual M&A Advisory Survey — it polled business decision-makers before and after the election to test the impact. Optimism was high in the post-election survey, and in 2018, it is higher still. Ralph Della Ratta, head of M&A Advisory at Citizens Capital Markets, explains why this is a good time to sell and encourages lenders to push customers towards eager buyers.

Ackbarali Joins BHI as SVP Middle Market Banking

BHI, the U.S. arm of Bank Hapoalim, appointed 30-year industry veteran Alan Ackbarali team leader and senior vice president. Ackbarali will report to Ralph Mascia, executive vice president, commercial lending.