Bank Mergers: Why the Trump Rally Failed to Boost Dealmaking

Wall Street Journal, Sept. 20, 2017–Christina Rexrode (subscription)
The number of U.S. bank deals announced so far this year has dropped to 173 from 178 at the same time last year, according to investment-banking boutique FIG Partners. At the current pace, this year could have the fewest bank mergers since 2009.