Banking M&A Outlook 2015

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Banking M&A Outlook 2015

Poised for a rebound

Following a five-year slowdown in banking sector M&A, 2015 activity appears to be poised for a rebound across both small and large regional banks.

Following a five-year slowdown in banking sector M&A, 2015 activity appears to be poised for a rebound across both small and large regional banks. At the same time, the global banking sector is expected to continue its pruning of non-strategic businesses and/or duplicative operational centers, creating opportunities for further business system rationalisation and increasing focus on areas of specialisation.

This year, top issues for banking M&A include: regulatory, interest rates, deal value, specialisation and rationalisation, small banks, non-traditional providers, and adapting M&A strategies.

Key factors supporting a more optimistic view of banking and securities M&A include improved profitability across the sector, accelerating loan growth, less ambiguity on the regulatory front, and an improving U.S. economy.

 

Banking M&A Outlook 2015
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