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Banking System Under Pressure

The aftermath of the liquidity crunch that erupted in the spring of 2023 has put banks' funding and credit quality in the crosshairs. The benefit of higher interest rates appears to be in the rear-view mirror as deposit costs are rising at a quicker clip, while lower-yielding assets originated or purchased in past years remain a drag on net interest margins. Higher rates also mean higher borrowing costs and some cracks in credit are beginning to appear. Follow this page to stay on top of the emerging risks and opportunities for banks around the world in the fast-evolving environment.

Why Credit Matters Most: Market Trends in Commercial Real Estate

The investment community is worried that the commercial real estate market, particularly certain subsectors such as office and retail, could come under stress as the pandemic pushed some workers away from urban centers and encouraged others to work from home. At the same time, the Federal Reserve’s efforts to tame inflation had led to significantly higher interest rates and accordingly higher borrowing costs. While those fears are reflected in publicly-traded REITs exposed to the sectors, little price discovery has occurred post pandemic due to a lack of transaction activity. Recent liquidity pressures at banks could force price discovery in the market, however, as borrowers facing near-term maturities on their loans might find that financing is no longer available as financial institutions seek to preserve cash.


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  • Listen: Street Talk | Episode 115: Unpacking the largest bank deal in ’23, private equity involvement in bankland

    Banc of California Inc.'s plans to acquire PacWest Bancorp the largest bank deal thus far of 2023, offers some hope that a rebound in bank M&A could be on the horizon, but advisers acknowledged that the unique nature of the transaction makes it stand apart. In the latest Street Talk podcast, members of the S&P Global Market Intelligence news team highlight discussions with bank deal advisers, including senior members from Janney Montgomery Scott and Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP. The advisers, both investment bankers and attorneys, discussed whether the deal will pass regulatory muster, the potential for further private equity involvement in the bank space and the outlook for bank M&A activity.

  • See the top weekly highlights on The Ripple Effects of Bank Failures as we continue our coverage on the liquidity crunch.

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