Bank M&A

M&A Ambiguity in 2023

These are uncertain times for bank M&A, as rising rates and unrealized losses in bond portfolios impact book values. These factors are potentially putting a damper on dealmaking, says Naomi Snyder, Bank Director’s editor-in-chief. Nonetheless, the record number of attendees at this year’s Acquire or Be Acquired are still interested in networking and keeping their options open. And deals may yet happen – particularly among banks that are flush with cash and adept at creative thinking.


Naomi Snyder


Editor-in-Chief Naomi Snyder is in charge of the editorial coverage at Bank Director. She oversees the magazine and the editorial team’s efforts on the Bank Director website, newsletter and special projects. She has more than two decades of experience in business journalism and spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.