The Importance of BSA & AML in Mergers and Acquisitions

Want a successful transaction? Make sure to evaluate BSA & AML in Mergers and Acquisitions.

Learn The Three P’s For BSA & AML in Mergers and Acquisitions

There are numerous reasons why financial institutions go through mergers, but for community financial institutions, being a part of an acquisition is a likely event that industry professionals should expect to be involved in at some point in their career. Whether it’s on the acquiring side or the target side, an institution’s Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) program plays a critical part in the success of consolidations.

The financial outcome of mergers and acquisitions can be affected by an inadequate BSA program. Understanding the importance of BSA/AML due diligence is critical to the success of a consolidation. The acquiring institution should be examining the integrity of the target’s BSA/AML program. If the acquirer doesn’t know how to complete a thorough BSA/AML due diligence review, they could compromise the success of the transaction. 

In this paper, discover why a compliant BSA/AML program is important in the consolidation of institutions. Understanding the mission-critical analysis, best practices, and risks of BSA/AML compliance – no matter what side of the transaction you are on – can determine the success of the transaction and assist in avoiding penalties.


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Be sure to read Part 2 of the White Paper:

Proper Planning Precludes Poor Performance Part 2- Guidelines for BSA/AML Compliance During a Merger or Acquisition