COMPLIANCE CONCERNS: "If there's a bank that has any kind of BSA issue, both the buyer and the seller have to go the extra yard assuring the regulators that they are continuing to implement the changes they need to," Paula Johannsen, managing director at Monroe Financial Partners, said.

A View of M&A from the Nation's Busiest Deal Adviser

Paula Johannsen was the most-active financial adviser at midyear with six mergers under her belt. In a wide-ranging interview, she discusses Florida M&A, compliance delays and the reasoning behind mergers of equals.

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