Throughout 2014, BankDirector’s quarterly magazine featured Mercer Capital’s Jeff K. Davis, CFA, managing director of the firm’s financial institutions group. In the second quarter “Analyst Forum,” he shares with readers about one of his favorite bank stocks, Investbanc Shares Corp. Davis remarks on Investbanc’s stock performance in the third quarter issue.
In the fourth quarter publication, Davis provides insight on IPOs and Franklin Synergy Bank in Emily McCormick’s article “Is It Time to Take the IPO Plunge?” The Franklin-based bank plans an IPO within the next year due to its high-growth trajectory. Davis remarks on the nature of the IPO market and why financial institutions pursue IPOs. He warns, however, that going public means increased costs, risks, and scrutiny for financial institutions. Read the full article here.