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With The Turkish Lira At Historic Lows, BBVA Launches A €2.25 billion Takeover Bid For The 51% Stake In Turkey’s Garanti It Does Not Control

BBVA, which currently holds 49.85% of the capital of Turkish bank Garanti has agreed to launch a voluntary takeover bid for the remaining 50.15% it does not hold. BBVA is offering Garanti’s shareholders 12.20 Turkish Liras in cash for each share of the Company. This is a 15% premium to the 10.58 Turkish lira at which the bank’s shares were trading on Friday 12 November. The maximum amount to be…

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BBVA in Turkey: how unrest could harm the Spanish bank

MADRID | By Iñigo Villegui at Capitalmadrid | As unrest rattles in Turkey, markets reportedly experienced their worst day in years on Monday, the lira moving into the red and government bonds suffering major losses. Brokers interested in BBVA are fearing this turmoil can harm the Spanish bank, which since 2010 has a 24.9% stake in the first Turkish bank, Garantí.