The overall banking M&A deal environment witnessed a slowdown in terms of deal volume and an uptick in deal value.
In 2018, the overall banking M&A environment seemed to be headed in two opposite directions, with a slowdown in deal volume paired with an uptick in deal value. Rising regulatory uncertainty and ongoing trade and tariff negotiations – including Brexit and US-China trade disputes – have served to shroud an otherwise robust M&A market and make it harder to deliver shareholder value.
We remain optimistic about the deal environment in 2019, despite tensions, and regulatory and economic environment in certain economies. Most financial institutions understand the primary trends impacting the industry and the actions needed to respond, with caution, to competitive pressures.
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