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Why a Future German Bank Merger Would Make Sense in Four Charts

Steven Arons, Nicholas Comfort
Why a Future German Bank Merger Would Make Sense in Four Charts

Deutsche Bank AG Supervisory Board Chairman Paul Achleitner’s discussions with key shareholders about a potential merger with cross-town rival Commerzbank AG have rekindled market speculation on the creation of a German national champion. The two banks, even if combined, would still cover only a small slice of the market for retail and commercial banking that is still dominated by small cooperative banks and savings banks.