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4/30/13 - Are You Ready to Acquire?

Consolidation has been the prevailing theme in U.S. banking for the past 25 years, but what it takes to be a disciplined acquirer is changing in the vigilant regulatory environment that developed in response to the global financial crisis. Savvy pricing and quick integration are as important as ever, but banking companies are discovering the increasing importance of a strong risk and control infrastructure to their M&A strategy. Regulatory approvals and a successful integration of a target company hinge on careful planning.

In this Sightlines InFocus, Bill Haraf and Mike Phleger explain how anticipating an acquisition’s influence on risk management, internal controls, and compliance requirements can position banks for growth, and eliminate regulatory obstacles that may hold back less prepared competitors.

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