Top issues for banking mergers & acquisitions in 2014
Mergers & acquisitions
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.
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
- Technology and data for business generation
- M&A Readiness
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