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This month we recap on the main issues discussed during last month’s KPMG Global Debt Conference, including specific investor insights into emerging market trends in the Asia Pacific region and what this means for 2018 deal activity. We also discuss the regulatory capital and tax considerations for banking M&A, which is set to ramp up in 2018 following years of disposal strategies.
In Italy, we continue to see considerable deal activity with Intesa Saopaolo actively exploring the divestment of its non-core Capital Light Bank. Closer to home, Cerberus acquired Stepstone Mortgages in Ireland. With improving macroeconomic conditions in Greece, the four largest Greek banks – Alpha Bank, Piraeus Bank, Eurobank and National Bank of Greece – are reported to launch sales processes this year
Read the full In the Market newsletter February edition for more detail.
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