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Unicaja Liberbank merger

Unicaja, Liberbank Re-Order The National Banking Map With Their Merger: The Fifth Spanish Bank Has Arrived

The boards of directors of Unicaja and Liberbank finally approved the merger of the two lenders. Unicaja will control 59.5% of the resulting entity, while Liberbank will own the remaining 40.5%. This operation creates the fifth largest national banking group, which will start operating from June, with an asset volume over €108 Bn. For Bankinter’s analysts, the deal a priori makes strategic sense in terms of scale and diversification, as well as financial sense (efficiency and profitability). But the key is in the details.