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Podcast: the compliance challenges of M&A deals

Joe Mont | March 18, 2019

It was recently announced that BB&T Corporation and SunTrust plan to merge in a deal valued at roughly $66 billion. The largest such deal since the financial crisis of 2008, the merger will create the sixth-biggest bank in the United States.

The merger—encompassing hundreds of direct subsidiaries and thousands of branches—presents significant data management, risk exposure, and regulatory reporting implications that must be addressed, says Kelvin Dickenson, managing director of compliance and data solutions at Opus, a global risk and compliance software as a service provider. 

In this edition of our podcast, using BB&T and SunTrust as a backdrop, Dickenson shares his thoughts on what businesses need to know about the data they hold and share throughout a merger. Among the topics: the struggle to gain a single, holistic view of an expanding customer base; the...

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