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M&A Annual Report

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The future of bank M&A took clearer shape in 2013. A certain kind of deal, the merger of equals, rose to the fore and that momentum has carried into 2014. The trend coincides with a change in dealmaking styles. Buyers used to win banks in pricey, unpredictable auctions. Now they have to be friendly masters of the negotiating table, and often have to conduct patient talks over an extended period of time. It all sounds very friendly, but it's hard to do.

Bank M&A's New Breed: The Artful Negotiators

Why 2014 Will Be the Year of Mergers of Equals

Bank M&A's Hot Start to 2014

Top Bank M&A Deals of 2013

Bank and Thrift Merger Deals in 2013

Bank and Thrift Branch Deals in 2013

Government-Assisted Bank Transactions in 2013

Top Lead Financial Advisers Ranked by Number of Deals

Top Lead Financial Advisers Ranked by Deal Value

Top Lead Legal Advisers by Number of Deals

Top Lead Legal Advisers Ranked by Deal Value

'There Is No One Blockchain to Rule Them All'
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, authors of "Blockchain Revolution," discuss the implications for banks of distributed ledger technology, the pros and cons of private blockchains compared to open networks, how DAOs might eliminate moral hazard, and more.