Deutsche cash call to fund Commerz merger far from certain

By Aidan Gregory, Jasper Cox
28 Mar 2019

Shares in Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany, fell as much as 4.5% on Thursday after reports that it is considering raising fresh equity capital to finance its potential merger with Commerzbank, two years after its last €8bn rights issue.

Under plans reported by the Financial Times, Deutsche Bank is said to be mulling another capital raise sized at between €3bn to €10bn. Deutsche Bank’s current market capitalisation is €15bn and the bank has raised almost €30bn of equity capital since 2010 through three successive rights issue.


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