Increased regulation has been widely cited as a catalyst for the recent wave of bank acquisition deals, but lately regulators have been throwing some wrenches into the works.

On Friday, Naugatuck Valley Financial Corp. in Connecticut became the second banking company in a week to call off a bank deal after failing to obtain regulatory approval. Also this month, a third acquirer delayed its deal, for a third time, as regulators considered its merits.

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