TheStreet: During the earnings conference call, you said that Home BancShares had "14 deals on the board." How do you pick them?
Allison: There will be more deals coming in Florida. We have a list that we're watching at all times, and we have narrowed it down to four. We are looking at market transactions.
You just have to figure out which ones make the most sense, which are the best geographical fit, and which have the greatest chance of closing. Does it accrete to income on day one? How much goodwill are we putting on the books? How long does it take to earn it back?
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