The dam will eventually burst on bank takeovers and it's likely to happen next year, according to analysts at Bear, Stearns & Co.

There will probably be few large acquisitions this year because of depressed bank stock prices, but pent-up demand and improved market valuations will lead to a torrent of deals in 1996.

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