Bank Deregulation and Acquisition Activity: The Cases of the US, Italy and Germany

Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 199-209, 2007

Posted: 20 May 2007 Last revised: 27 Jul 2009

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Jens Hagendorff

University of Edinburgh - Business School

Michael Collins

University of Leeds

Kevin Keasey

University of Leeds - Division of Accounting and Finance

Abstract

Bank regulators across the world have recently lifted restrictions on where banks can operate and what type of activities they can perform. Following the deregulation of the sector, bank mergers and acquisitions have grown substantially. The purpose of this paper is to outline bank deregulation and acquisition activity, focusing on the USA, Italy and Germany. The paper looks at how changes in the regulatory regime of the USA, Italy and Germany have spurred bank merger activities. For each country, future polices that bank supervisors may adopt in order to benefit from a more integrated financial sector are also critically discussed.

Keywords: Acquisitions and mergers, Banks, Germany, Italy, United States of America

JEL Classification: G21, G34

Suggested Citation

Hagendorff, Jens and Collins, Michael and Keasey, Kevin, Bank Deregulation and Acquisition Activity: The Cases of the US, Italy and Germany. Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 199-209, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=987461

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Michael Collins

University of Leeds ( email )

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Kevin Keasey

University of Leeds - Division of Accounting and Finance ( email )

Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
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