Still a Seller's Market

Granahn, Tom
May 2007
Investment Dealers' Digest;5/21/2007, Vol. 73 Issue 20, p4
Trade Publication
The article explains that bank mergers are likely to intensify among small-capitalization, mid-capitalization, regional, and community banks in the U.S. Bank earnings are threatened by deposit price competition, an adverse yield curve, and reduced demand for mortgage loans. Keefe Bruyette & Woods research reveals 21 mergers in the first half of 2007 in which the seller had minimum assets of $500 million.


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