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March 2, 2023

What 2022’s M&A Market Practice Can Teach Banks

By Robert Klingler

In an article published by on Feb. 21, 2023, Nelson Mullins partner Robert Klingler discussed Nelson Mullins' review of public bank mergers in 2022 and how an understanding of these market practices helps potential targets and purchasers.

“Closing conditions predicated on minimum capital amounts are more common in years in which financial stress overhangs the industry, such as during the 2008 financial crisis,” Klingler wrote in the article. “Given the significant interest rate moves in 2022, these observations are expected. As we look to 2023, we would expect these conditions to become less common if interest rate trends moderate or even stabilize and drop, noting that any asset stress resulting from a possible economic downturn would change our opinion.”

Klingler is a partner in the Atlanta office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. He advises financial institutions and investors in financial companies on strategic corporate transactions. His practice often involves the implementation of creative solutions to address regulatory, tax, and corporate needs.

The full article can be viewed here.