M and A

New Report on European Private Banking M&A

Nick Parmee, 18 March 2008

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Will the downturn in global financial markets prompt a reduction in hitherto strong private bank valuations and stimulate an acquisition spree in this growth sector? A new report from Highworth Research examines this question by analysing the strategies and financials behind the majority of private banking acquisitions over the past seven years and drawing conclusions for private banks which may be planning acquisitions in the future.

Authored by M & A Monitor, a London financial information company specialising in acquisitions analysis, the report aims to provide private bankers with a data source and planning tool to formulate strategy, update valuation models and build intelligence in the M & A marketplace.

The report, published online, provides detailed financial analysis of 29 of the largest private banking transactions in Europe with disclosed transaction values over the period 2000-2007 and includes an updating service which will continue to provide ongoing financial analysis and key documents for further private banking deals throughout 2008.

In addition to the financial analysis of each transaction, the report gives electronic access to key documents associated with each transaction such as annual and interim reports, press releases, takeover announcements, and related material.

The documentation for each private banking transaction is accompanied by a strategic analysis of the European private banking market. This includes an examination of the principal drivers of consolidation in the sector, including rising competition, the push for economies of scale, the scope for revenue and cost synergies – including details of the synergies claimed by banks involved in the transactions from 2000-2007.

The report is available through the WealthBriefing Webshop. Click here to order and for more information on European Private Banking M&A .

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