Bank buyers expect sweeteners as US government sets new bar

“After what happened with First Republic, banks don’t want to buy any other bank before the FDIC takes over,” said Mayra Rodríguez Valladares, a financial risk consultant at MRV Associates who trains bankers and regulators. “It’s cheaper, the stock price goes down and you don’t have the natural problems in M&A (mergers and acquisitions) negotiations that may not end in a deal.”
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