With many financial institutions trading at low market prices, and with uncertainty in the markets, bankers are increasingly seeking new sources of capital. Private equity funds and other investors are deploying capital in banks but often lack an understanding of the unique risks and the regulatory environment in this arena and are unsure how to realize the operational value necessary to achieve required returns.

Aston has the depth of industry specific knowledge and experience that is the difference between successful and unsuccessful deals. Aston provides advice, insight and a disciplined, hands-on approach to all stages of the deal cycle: financial structuring for investors, target identification and strategic due diligence, realization of real strategic and operating value for portfolio institutions, and physical integration of system and infrastructure.