Banking On Consolidation: To Gain The Scale Needed To Compete, Mid-Tier Firms Need To Join Forces

Banking On Consolidation: To Gain The Scale Needed To Compete, Mid-Tier Firms Need To Join Forces

by PricewaterhouseCoopers
The U.S. banking industry has largely sat out the impressive surge in M&A activity of the last few years. Total deal volume hit a record US$2.3 trillion in 2015 — up 64 percent over 2014. But banks accounted for just 3 percent of the total value, despite the fact that they account for 9.3 percent of total market capitalization. […] Read more

The Power Of Alliances: Partnering For Growth In The Insurance Sector

The Power Of Alliances: Partnering For Growth In The Insurance Sector

by KPMG
This is an era of unprecedented change for the insurance sector. New technologies, new customer expectations, new regulations and new competitive pressures are rapidly disrupting the traditional insurance business model. In this environment, insurance organizations have no choice but to adapt. The good news is that the vast majority of insurance executives intuitively know they need to be more innovative. […] Read more

Banking And Capital Markets: Top Trends For M&A In 2016

Banking And Capital Markets: Top Trends For M&A In 2016

by KPMG
2015 was an interesting year by all accounts in the banking sector globally and in particular for M&A activity in the sector. Deal value was up significantly over 2014 and while the level of activity was foreseen by many, the specific nature of what took place varied over many expectations. The level of anticipated activity in parts of Asia was mixed with outward investment continuing to be robust but not perhaps at the level that some had anticipated as market signals in China in particular were largely negative after the midpoint of the year. […] Read more

European Debt Sales

European Debt Sales

by KPMG
2015 was another strong year for European loan sales, with over €104 billion in closed transactions across 30 European countries. Hot spots over the past year included the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, Italy, and Spain, where over €86 billion of transactions closed. Pleasingly, the pipeline remains strong for 2016, with over €32 billion in ongoing transactions, and continued interest from domestic and international investors looking to purchase European loan portfolios. […] Read more

Deals: Is Your Bank Playing Checkers While Other Banks Are Playing Chess?

Deals: Is Your Bank Playing Checkers While Other Banks Are Playing Chess?

by Ernst & Young
Over the past couple of years, regulatory guidelines, requirements and processes that stemmed from the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) adversely impacted the banking mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, and transaction activity fell. As the understanding of regulatory guidelines has improved and banking institutions have matured their ability to respond, a new deal environment has begun to emerge, albeit with a tempered degree of enthusiasm. […] Read more

2015 Banking M&A Outlook: Poised For A Rebound

by Deloitte
Following a five-year slowdown in banking sector mergers and acquisitions (M&A), 2015 activity appears to be poised for a rebound across both small and large regional banks. At the same time, the global banking sector is expected to continue its pruning of non-strategic businesses and/or duplicative operational centers, creating opportunities for further business system rationalization and increasing focus on areas of specialization. […] Read more

The Evolving Role Of Corporate Development In Banking

The Evolving Role Of Corporate Development In Banking

by KPMG
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, banks’ attention has shifted somewhat from growth to embrace a wider range of activities, from strategic planning to improved operational efficiency.This reflects a growing focus on improving margins, profitability and return on equity (ROE). […] Read more

Banking Across Borders: International Expansion Opportunities For Emerging Markets-Based Banks

by Deloitte
There has been much news about the growth of the emerging market economies, and how institutions in the developed markets are looking to benefit from these fast-growing markets. But the untold story is the reverse; banks based in these markets have been gaining strength, and with that strength, are now looking to expand beyond their borders. […] Read more

Global Financial Services M&A Themes 2014

Figure 1 Global financial services deal

by Ernst & Young
In 2013, the financial services sector recorded a further slow-down in global financial services M&A activity. This is the fourth year in succession that deal volumes have fallen. Overall, deal activity was 10% down on 2012 and some 21% lower than 2010. Disclosed deal values also fell 6% from 2012 and 16% from 2010. […] Read more

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