Keeping Banking Competitive: Evaluating Proposed Bank Mergers and Acquisitions

Abstract: All bank mergers and acquisitions (M&A) require the approval of regulators. This article describes the methods used by the Federal Reserve to evaluate whether a bank merger or acquisition is acceptable under federal antitrust laws and its Board of Governors? bank competition policy.

Keywords: Mergers and acquisitions; Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI);

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Chicago Fed Letter

Publication Date: 2014

Issue: May

Order Number: 322