ABN Amro adds Eu2.5bn to its equity as market approves Antonveneta bid
ABN Amro enlarged its share capital by 8% on Wednesday, raising Eu2.52bn through an accelerated bookbuild to help fund its Eu6.3bn bid for Italy's Banca Antonveneta.
The size of the transaction, completed in only one day, evidenced the stock market's approval of ABN's bid for Antonveneta and the popularity of its stock with investors.
Bookrunners ABN Amro, JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers gave themselves two days to sell the 135m new
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