Washington, D.C. – Christopher Olsen, Managing Partner of Olsen Palmer LLC, has been invited to speak at the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) 124th Annual Convention to be held from June 18th to June 21st 2017 at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. This will be the 2nd time Mr. Olsen will serve as a speaker at VBA’s Annual Convention.

In his presentation, entitled “M&A Alternatives: Acquire, Be Acquired, or None of the Above,” Mr. Olsen will examine the primary strategic alternatives available to Virginia community banks, including acquiring, merging, selling, and remaining independent. He will also provide an update on the overall bank M&A environment, including transaction volume, key deal drivers, pricing and valuation trends, and differences across geography. With M&A impacting the entire banking industry, this session will be valuable for all banks, whether they are a would-be acquirer, a potential seller, or none-of-the-above.

The VBA Annual Convention, now in its 124th year, is a premier annual event for Virginia banks to gather as a united banking industry. Mr. Olsen will host two Breakout Sessions during the event on Monday, June 19th 2017 at 9:45am EST and 10:45am EST.

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About Olsen Palmer

Olsen || Palmer is a nationally-recognized investment banking firm that specializes in advising financial institutions across Mergers & Acquisitions. By design, we take an independent approach: nimble, high-touch, and conflict-free. Specializing in buy-side M&A advisory, sell-side M&A advisory, valuations, fairness opinions, branch acquisitions and divestitures, and Board-level assessments of strategic options.

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