In addition to setting records for transaction volume and earnings in corporate finance, 1996 was the year of the big executive move.

Commercial banks sought to grow their fledgling section 20 units, while investment banks looked to beef up their nascent loan syndication efforts. And players on both sides of the banking fence were hungry to build their merger-and-acquisition practices as the corporate landscape continued to consolidate.

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