The Acquisition of ABN AMRO (B)

The Acquisition of ABN AMRO (B)
Case Code: BSTR346
Case Length: 23 Pages
Period: 2007
Pub Date: 2009
Teaching Note: Not Available
Price: Rs.400
Organization: ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fortis, Banco Santander Central Hispano
Industry: Banking, Financial Services
Countries: UK, Belgium, Spain, The Netherlands
Themes: Mergers, Acquisitions, Strategic Alliances
The Acquisition of ABN AMRO (B)
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The Acquisition

In early 2007, the institutional shareholders in ABN AMRO raised the issue of spinning off certain units of ABN AMRO or selling the whole business to a stronger bank. Its shareholders felt that the stock had been stagnant and was under valued.

To improve its performance, ABN AMRO should consider selling all or some of its assets, they said. ABN AMRO and Barclays started negotiating for a friendly merger in early 2007. The RBS-led consortium approached ABN AMRO with a proposal for acquisition but ABN AMRO turned down the proposal...

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