Top 10 Issues for Banking M&A in 2013
Seeking clarity and opportunity to re-energize the market
The U.S. banking industry is seeking economic and regulatory clarity in 2013 as organizations consider strategic, targeted opportunities that could re-energize the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market.
Although fiscal conditions appear to be improving, the United States’ and other countries’ economies don’t seem to be on firm footing just yet. As a result, many banks appear to be cautious in ramping-up their M&A programs and investments. Similarly, implementation of legislation including Dodd-Frank and Basel III, as well as pending tax reform measures, could have both expected and unintended consequences on banks’ willingness and ability to engage in M&A.