Merger transaction activity increased from 4 announcements in November to 10 announcements in December, ending the year at 111 bank transactions.  This 2020 total is less than half the average of 257 transactions over the prior five years (2015-2019).  Contact us for more details.

Sheshunoff & Co Investment Banking has compiled a one-page summary of all bank transactions announced in December 2020.  The list is sorted by geographical region, which will allow you to search for transactions not only in your area, but also throughout the country in markets similar to yours.

 

December 2020 M&A Monthly Deals

 

Given the volatility in publicly-traded bank stocks, many banks are obtaining a mid-year stock valuation to take advantage of opportunities afforded by lower valuations, such as minimizing taxes on transitions of private bank stock.  Not to mention the concerns of potential changes in corporate, personal and estate tax rates in the future.  Please contact us if we can be of service to you in any way during this transitional time.

If you have any questions or comments about today’s M&A market or would like to discuss various strategies for your institution including opportunities to issue low cost debt or raise new equity, we would enjoy the opportunity to speak with you.  Please contact John Adams, Principal & Head of Investment Banking at (512) 703-1561 or jadams@smslp.com.

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