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Top issues for banking mergers & acquisitions in 2014

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A lack of substantive targets and a longer regulatory approval process could slow M&A’s momentum, especially for large banks. This paper takes an in-depth look at factors which are expected to influence deal activity in 2014.

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Explore the top 10 issues in banking M&A.

A number of catalysts could generate a steady pickup in M&A deal volume during 2014: Larger banks are looking to retool their product mix and geographic footprint, regional/midsized banks are seeking asset growth, small banks are looking for scale and a rising interest rate environment makes deals more palatable across market segments.

However, a lack of substantive targets and a longer regulatory approval process could slow M&A’s momentum, especially for large banks. This paper takes an in-depth look at the following factors which are expected to influence deal activity in the coming year:

  • New regulatory paradigm  
  • Rising interest rate environment
  • Search for capital-efficient growth 
  • Geographic and business line rationalization
  • Branch strategy 
  • Valuation 
  • Technology and data for business generation 
  • Tax
  • M&A Readiness 

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