Washington, D.C. – Christopher Olsen, Managing Partner of Olsen Palmer LLC, has been invited to serve as an instructor at SNL Financial’s Analyst Training in the Banking Sector.  The program, now in its 18th year, is the benchmark training forum for educating professionals who analyze, advise, work in or regulate banks, including investment bankers, buy- and sell-side analysts, regulators, and banking professionals. This will be Mr. Olsen’s 5th year as an instructor for the analyst training program.

Mr. Olsen will lead a module entitled Advanced Topics in Bank M&A and Valuation. He will cover the various drivers of strategic and financial value of a bank, trends in valuation multiples over time, techniques for evaluating a potential bank merger or acquisition, the impact of synergies, economic and accounting accretion/dilution, and a review of trends currently influencing M&A and going-concern values.

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About Christopher Olsen and Olsen Palmer LLC

Christopher Olsen is the Managing Partner of Olsen Palmer LLC, an independent investment banking firm that advises community banks across the full spectrum of Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Olsen has been working with financial institutions for the entirety of his career, from a teller at a 3-branch community bank to an investment banker with both Wall Street and boutique firms.

Olsen Palmer applies a community banking model to investment banking: the firm is nimble, high-touch, free of conflicts and focused solely on helping our clients realize their strategic goals. The principals of Olsen Palmer have collectively been advising financial institutions for three decades, including on over 50 completed M&A transactions with values as large as $4 billion. For more information, please visit our website: