Financial institutions are re-focusing their M&A strategies and objectives while aligning their organizations to adapt to changes in an evolving global financial services environment

A well planned and managed M&A strategy and integration creates additional value, leaving the new organization with a redefined, stronger competitive position

Growth, diversification, and productline expansion remain primary drivers of acquisition and divestiture activity across financial sectors. However, value capture from M&As are becoming more difficult to realize due to the increased instability in the economic landscape and regulatory environment. Trends from the past two years reflect industry consolidation and a heavy focus on risk management.