PacWest (PACW) has built a name for itself gobbling up traditional banks, but its deal for CapitalSource (CSE) shows how that strategy may not be enough — for anybody.

Unquestionably PacWest's $2.3 billion agreement to buy CapitalSource, a commercial finance company, is a great match. The market embraced its promising metrics, including a strong tangible book accretion and eye-popping earnings projections.

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