Bankers committed to taking Texas by storm during the recovery will need to revise their playbooks.

Banking companies, both large and small, determined to expand in the state have made it abundantly clear that acquisitions will be a crucial component of achieving growth. But making a deal is easier said than done in Texas, where suitors outnumber big, affordable targets. Instead, companies hoping to grow in the Lone Star State will either have to outbid rivals or narrow their geographic ambitions to key markets — and may be forced to buy branches instead of whole banks.

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