The Challenges Facing Bank M&A

The bank mergers and acquisition market has been in a state of suspended animation since the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Based on the results of an email survey of independent directors, CEOs and other senior bank executives that was conducted in October 2011 by Bank Director and Crowe Horwath LLP, the outlook for 2012 might not be much better.

Rick Childs, director in Crowe’s Assurance and Financial Advisory practice, shares his perspective on the challenges facing the M&A market and what can be expected for the future. Video highlights include:

  • Review of the current M&A market
  • Reason for the lack of deal volume
  • How to reduce pricing gaps
  • The future of M&A