If the early M&A announcements are any indication, 2013 will be the year of deals that build out rather than bail out.

There have been 28 deals since Jan. 1 — including three brokered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. — with an aggregate deal value of $1.4 billion. That compares with 39 deals valued at $1 billion, including nine brokered by the FDIC, during the same period last year, according to data from Phil Weaver, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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