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Once Again, the Bulls are Running: 2018 Citizens Bank M&A Survey Reflects Strong Sellers’ Market

In 2017, Citizens Bank took an unusual step with its annual M&A Advisory Survey — it polled business decision-makers before and after the election to test the impact. Optimism was high in the post-election survey, and in 2018, it is higher still. Ralph Della Ratta, head of M&A Advisory at Citizens Capital Markets, explains why this is a good time to sell and encourages lenders to push customers towards eager buyers.

Even More Fuel: Citizens Survey Predicts Favorable 2017 for M&A Post-Election

Last fall, the Citizens Bank Commercial Markets Team conducted its annual M&A outlook survey for 2017, which predicted a busy year for mergers and acquisitions. Respondents indicated that their perceptions of the market in 2017 did not depend on the results of the presidential election. A survey conducted in February showed that might not have been the case, though, as overall optimism in the economy has increased. Head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at Citizens Commercial Banking Bob Rubino broke down the results of the new survey in an interview with ABF Journal.