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Blackrock reduces stake in Banco Sabadell but remains largest significant shareholder

Link Securities | BlackRock has downgraded its stake in Banco Sabadell from the 4.460% it held since 14 February to 3.964%, according to the notification sent on Monday to the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), reported Europa Press. Taking into account the current share price of the Catalan bank, BlackRock’s stake is valued at around €215 million. With this reduction, the fund’s stake in the bank is the…

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Credit Suisse, Sabadell… how mean it is to single them out

The banking tsunami generated by the collapse of SVB and Signature Bank – which the Fed wants to close by offering to buy bonds at par, not at market price, from banks in need of liquidity – threatens to turn into a financial crisis. That is the threat today from markets that are out for blood to stop interest rates rising. The big European banks, such as Santander and BBVA,…


Sabadell would have bought back 20% of its back office subsidiary

Renta 4 | In line with information in the press and without any official figures on the transaction, Sabadell would have put an end to the alliance with Indra and NTT Data, who own 20% of if its back office subsidiary (BSOS). This move would be in response to the change in the bank’s strategy and the reduction in the workforce at BSOS after the voluntary departure programme in 2020….

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Increase in capital requirements for some Spanish banks (BBVA, Sabadell, Caixabank)

Singular Bank | The ECB revises and determines minimum capital requirements for each lender annually so that, in function of its own funds, it has an established guarantee of solvency. In this respect, for 2023, BBVA will have to have a CET1 ratio of 8.72% (vs 8.60% in 2022) and a total capital level of 12.97% (vs 12.76%). In the case of Sabadell, the CET1 will have to be 8.65%, compared…


Banco Sabadell gets offers of €300-350 M from France’s Worldline and Italy’s NEXI for its payments business

Alphavalue/ Divacons | The Catalan lender has received binding offers from France’s Worldline and Italy’s NEXI for its payment business which it put up for sale in September. The offers are between 300 and 350 million euros, with that from Worldline (part of our model portfolio) seeming to be the highest. Sabadell is said to be looking for 400 million euros.


Sabadell, in the process of selling its payments arm: Worldline, Nexi, Fiserv interested parties

Renta 4 | Banco Sabadell (SAB) has announced it is in the process of analysing a possible strategic agreement with an industrial partner, specialising in the payments business. According to Reuters, citing three sources speaking on condition of anonymity, the Spanish lender has received indicative bids from France’s Worldline, Italy’s Nexi and US firm Fiserv for its payments arm. The deal is valued at up to 400 million euros, the…

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Bank Of America Becomes Sabadell’s Largest Shareholder With The Unveiling Of A 6.3% Stake

As reported today by Europa Press, Bank of America Corporation has unveiled a 6.3% stake in Banco Sabadell. This makes it the largest significant shareholder of the bank, ahead of BlackRock and David Martinez, according to National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) records. Specifically, Bank of America has notified its control of 6.323% of the bank’s shares, both through voting rights, with 1.681%, and financial instruments, with 4.642%. This movement took…

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“The Remuneration Report At Banco de Sabadell Obtained Over 38% Dissent Votes”

“Shareholders and proxy advisors are being very critical of directors’ pay and board composition, as evidenced in voting.” explains Nancy Hameni (Head of Proxy & M&A at Cmi2i) to Fernando Rodriguez. Q- What do you think is most remarkable so far in the 2022 Spanish AGM season ?A- Halfway through the 2022 AGM season, we are seeing executive compensation and board elections as the most prominent trends within the IBEX-35….

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Banco Sabadell Wants To Shed A Further 12% Of Its Workforce, 1,900 Workers

Banco Sabadell has proposed a redundancy plan for 1,900 employees to the trade unions, which could mean the closure of between 230 and 300 branches. It should help the bank to improve its low profitability, ROE, of 3.1% on equity, far from the cost of capital (which can be up to three times higher). It is also way off the profitability obtained by its Spanish competitors (Santander and BBVA have…

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Sabadell Is Considering Options To Defend Itself From The Effects Of The Caixabank-Bankia Merger

Banco Sabadell has been left hanging after the announcement of the merger between Bankia and CaixaBank. For months there had been talk of a combination of Sabadell and Bankia as the most promising concentration operation in the sector. Now, however, this possibility has vanished and the Catalan bank would be assessing different options to protect its interests.