New York Regulatory Roundtable: Managing Regulatory Issues in Bank M&A
Strong regulatory compliance can be a distinct advantage for a buyer in seeking to acquire another financial institution. In recent years, a number of bank M&A transactions have experienced significant regulatory delays and, in a few instances, transactions have been terminated due to the buyer's regulatory issues. The seller must also evaluate its own regulatory issues and not rely on the historical rule of thumb that a strong buyer can assuage regulatory concerns about the seller. In this Roundtable, our panelists discuss the key issues and considerations in connection with evaluating, planning, negotiating and obtaining regulatory approval for a bank M&A transaction.