Bank Mergers and Consolidation: Structuring M&A Deals

Overcoming Hurdles of Capital Requirements, TARP Funds, and Other Regulatory Demands

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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This CLE webinar will discuss current trends and opportunities in bank M&A, the legal and regulatory hurdles that must be considered, the different ways banks can approach and structure a merger or consolidation deal, and best practices for due diligence.


Bank M&A activity is no longer marked by distressed asset investment. A myriad of factors influence the current increase in M&A activity. Higher capitalization requirements make it hard to raise capital short of merger or sale. Banks facing higher TARP dividends may need to find a buyer if they cannot refinance.

New regulatory hurdles have emerged in this era of financial reform for large institutions, as well as regional and community banks. Proper pre-merger planning is critical to ensure compliance with current—and changing—regulatory and legal regulations, and to avoid adversely affecting the M&A deal.

Private equity investment in banks, which arose during the recession, continues as they shift focus to healthy banks. PE firms and hedge funds face additional and close regulatory scrutiny of their post-closing control of the target bank.

Listen as our authoritative panel of attorneys discusses trends and opportunities in bank M&A, regulatory hurdles, and best practices for due diligence.



  1. Current trends and opportunities in bank M&A
  2. Legal and regulatory issues in bank M&A deals
    1. Valuation and pricing
    2. Regulatory issues (TARP, capital requirements, AML/BSA/OFAC scrutiny, new mortgage and consumer protection rules)
    3. Regulatory issues facing private equity and hedge fund investors
  3. Structuring the deal and due diligence


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the key drivers behind bank mergers and consolidations?
  • What are the legal and regulatory issues that must be considered in a bank M&A deal?
  • What unique regulatory demands face private equity investors in the banking sector?
  • What are the most effective due diligence strategies for parties on both sides of a bank merger deal?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Kanaly, Mark
Mark C. Kanaly

Alston & Bird

Mr. Kanaly's practice focuses on transactional and regulatory issues confronted by companies in the financial...  |  Read More

Monroe, C. Robert
C. Robert Monroe


Mr. Monroe serves as counsel to well over 100 financial institutions. He has significant experience in matters...  |  Read More

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