Olsen Palmer

Olsen Palmer, LLC, is a specialized investment banking firm that focuses exclusively on community banks. We provide innovative, client-centric advice across the full spectrum of strategic options and transactional structures including whole-bank sales or acquisitions; mergers-of-equals, branch sales or acquisitions, FDIC-assisted transactions; fairness opinions; whole company-, asset-, and branch-valuations; and board-level strategic planning and education. Drawing on over three decades of experience, we deliver robust, senior-level attention at all times. Yet, by design, we are an independent firm, free of the conflicts incumbent in the advisory arms of the full-service investment banks, correspondent banks, bond trading firms, and regional commercial banks. Christopher Olsen, the firm's managing partner, has been the most active advisor to Tennessee community banks over the past decade based on the number of transactions, according to data from S&P Global Intelligence.