Rodgin Cohen Quoted on Regional Bank M&A in Financial Times Due Diligence

May 5, 2017

On May 5, Rodgin Cohen was quoted in “Due Diligence,” the new daily deals briefing of the Financial Times. He commented on the prediction that the First Horizon National and Capital Bank Financial merger would signal an increase in regional bank mergers. “Individual deals are rarely indicative of trends,” he said, adding, “[t]here has been some uptick in discussions due to the regulatory environment but bank stock [prices] rising has also been a key factor. There is a psychological element to deals.” He also spoke about how competitive standards should be modified in response to the creation of FinTech firms.