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M&T Bank to buy People’s United Financial for $7.6 billion

M&T Bank plans to buy People’s United Financial for $7.6 billion in an all-stock transaction. The combined entity will create a financial institution with over $200 billion in assets. 

The merger will close in the fourth quarter of 2021 and People’s United will own 28% of the combined entity. The combined entity will be the 11th largest US commercial bank holding company by both assets and market capitalization. 

“Combination of M&T and People’s United will benefit both firms providing additional growth opportunities what either firms could achieve independently,” Rene Jones, CEO of M&T Bank said on an investors call this past week. 

M&T moved with the merger as People’s United has a deep local presence in the Northeast region of the country. A network o…

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