2012 US financial services M&A insights: Balancing uncertainty and opportunity

March 2012
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2012 US financial services M&A insights: Balancing uncertainty and opportunity

At a glance

PwC's annual review of financial services industry mergers and acquisitions with a review of major trends and an outlook on future m&a activity.

A recovering financial services mergers & acquisitions (m&a) market has created significant opportunities for savvy investors who have demonstrated the ability to make shrewd decisions in an uncertain economic environment.

As asset valuations and deal multiples stabilize, opportunities to generate incremental investment returns will be limited to investors who demonstrate the ability to fully understand the nature and impact of critical risks and opportunities in transactions.