Investor Cerberus open to Deutsche Bank merger with Commerzbank: source

February 27, 2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – U.S. investor Cerberus is open to a merger between Germany’s two largest private banks, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Cerberus is a major shareholder in both banks, and the statement is likely to heat up speculation of a deal.

(Reporting by Hans Seidenstuecker and Tom Sims; editing by Kathrin Jones and Thomas Seythal)

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