Bank M&A
11/13/2023

2024 Bank M&A Survey: Complete Results

Bank Director’s 2024 Bank M&A Survey explores today’s growth strategies, investment opportunities and balance sheet optimization initiatives. Bank Services Program members can access the full results in this exclusive report.

Laura Alix
Director of Research
As organic growth cools, could the slowdown in M&A turn around in 2024?  Roughly a third of bank executives and directors responding to Bank Director’s 2024 Bank M&A Survey, sponsored by Crowe, believe their bank is likely to acquire another institution by the end of 2024, down from 39% in 2023 and 48% in 2022. However, with banks spending the past two years wrestling with deposit pricing and attrition, 85% point to an attractive deposit base as a top attribute of an acquisition target today, compared with 58% who said as much a year ago. That was followed by a complementary…

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Laura Alix

Director of Research

Laura Alix is the Director of Research at Bank Director, where she collaborates on in-depth strategic research for bank directors and senior executives, including Bank Director’s annual surveys. She also writes for BankDirector.com and edits online video content. Laura is particularly interested in workforce recruitment and retention strategies, and environmental, social and governance issues facing the banking industry. Previously, she covered national and regional banks for American Banker, and before that, she covered community banks for Banker & Tradesman and The Commercial Record. Based in Boston, she has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree from CUNY Brooklyn College. You can follow her on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.