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.
Unpacking the largest bank deal in '23, private equity involvement in bankland
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