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A Look Ahead: Top 10 trends for M&A in financial services

A Look Ahead: Top 10 trends for M&A

In our latest Banking M&A report we share the top 10 trends influencing deal activity this year.



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A Look Ahead: Top 10 trends for M&A in financial services

Most readers would agree that 2014 was a turbulent year for financial services organizations and markets. Evolving regulatory requirements and scrutiny, new market entrants, changing market dynamics and massive restructurings were commonplace across the globe. As a result, 2014 also emerged as a banner year for Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity with increase deal numbers and volumes compared to last year of 10% and 20%.

Given that the pace of change is unlikely to slow any time soon, it is more critical than ever for financial services executives to understand the major trends now emerging and evolving around the world. In our new global banking report, A look ahead: Top 10 trends for mergers and acquisitions, we have identified the major themes that we believe will have the biggest influence on financial institutions, and the banking sector specifically.

Trends to watch

  1. Narrowing pricing gaps in Asia catalyze activity
  2. Japan continues to look outward
  3. US activity remains robust
  4. Focus shifts south
  5. M & A drives growth for stronger institutions
  6. Funds activity heats up
  7. Continued restructuring and loan sale activity
  8. Bancassurance shifts to high growth markets
  9. Private Equity goes on the hunt
  10. Competition rises from Financial Technology


If you would like to discuss M&A opportunities, please contact your local KPMG Deal Advisory advisor.

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