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Unformatted text preview: 2nd behind technology in % of US Economy Shift from % financial assets in just banks to pension funds, mutual funds, etc. MASSIVE consolidation since 1985, top 3 share 1/3 total % M&A Real estate loans have become majority since 1980's ROA/EPS decreasing for KBW/Banks in general At cycle end, many banks are looking for consolidation for help as they are 'wounded' Case Study: BB&T with Regions Bank Merger Together would create #5 market share Dominant presence throughout SE, Texas, Would need capital raised, possibly too big/too risky portfolio...
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- Spring '10