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Merge with opportunity not trouble

How banks can manage risk, maximize return on M&A

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The financial crisis, the regulatory response and the changes both have made to the competitive marketplace for financial institutions are expected to increase the level of M&A activity in the banking sector. For some banks, growth is the key to success as a result of increasing regulatory burden. Many others see the combination of improving pricing multiples, increasing compliance costs, challenges in achieving economies of scale, keeping pace with technological advances and other considerations (succession concerns, etc.) as marking the perfect time to sell.

But no matter what your bank's motivation, or which side of the deal you're on, if you're considering a merger or acquisition, you are embarking on one of the most complex, riskiest and potentially most rewarding transactions in your institution's history.

At RSM, we understand.

For more than 85 years, we've been leaders helping banks across the country address their full range of accounting, tax and consulting challenges – including assisting them with a full range of M&A concerns (accounting advisory, M&A tax planning, valuation, due diligence, acquisition integration).

Learn more about RSM's services to financial institutions


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