After ruling out its integration with Banco Sabadell and with improved macro perspectives in Turkey, where it owns over 49.85% of Garanti bank, BBVA can potentially devote a higher amount to increasing shareholder remuneration. This could be through share repurchases as it does not need to strengthen provisions and has excess capital. For its part, Banco Sabadell has announced it will develop a new business plan that will prioritise the domestic market as a formula to increase the creation of value.
BBVA and Sabadell
Renta 4 | The reasons for the cease of negotiations would be, on the one hand, the lack of agreement on the exchange equation and the price to be paid, and on the other, the distribution of power. The suggested retirement for Sabadell’s chairman Josep Oliú in exchange for the operation being paid for in cash would not be well received by the ECB, given the risk of BBVA’s chairman Carlos Torres being charged in relation with the Villarejo case. This could then leave the merged group without a chairman. So the ECB would have urged a joint presidency between Torres and Oliú.