Community Banking Mergers Drive Texas M&A Surge

Law360, Dallas (January 23, 2014, 9:22 PM EST) -- A recent surge in banking mergers and acquisitions shows no signs of stopping in 2014 as regional and community banks consolidate to improve efficiency amid increased regulatory scrutiny, with Texas banks drawing the highest deal prices, lawyers say.

After years of slow activity during the recession and the years following, which were dominated by the fallout from bank failures, corporate attorneys say they’re flooded with work helping community banks join forces and advising larger regional banks on how to increase their capital to keep shareholders happy....
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