Royal Bank of Canada is ready to take another shot at U.S. banking, agreeing to buy City National in Los Angeles.

RBC will pay $5.4 billion, or $93.80 a share, in cash and stock for the $33 billion-asset City National, parent of Convergent Wealth Advisors, a troubled $8 billion-plus wealth management firm based in Washington, D.C. The a deal that is expected to close by the end of this year. Based on the price, this is one of the biggest bank acquisitions in recent memory. 

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