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Marshall & Ilsley: $45 billion
Hudson City Bancorp: $45 billion (at announcement)
City National: $35 billion
RBC Bank: $27 billion
FirstMerit: $25 billion
In-market deals can make waves. Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio, will become the biggest bank in its home state by deposit market share once it completes its pending acquisition of FirstMerit in Akron, Ohio. The banks – led by CEOs Steve Steinour (left) and Paul Greig – announced the merger in January.
OneWest: $23 billion
CIT's purchase of OneWest created a new systemically important financial institution. The deal, which helped transform CIT into a retail bank, attracted protests from community groups that questioned each company's efforts to help low-income communities. CIT's performance has lagged since then. John Thain retired as CEO in March; he was replaced by Ellen Alemany.