Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank Said to Have Held Merger Talks

  • Executives decided to halt talks pending banks’ revamps
  • Combination would improve lenders’ ability to compete

Wheeler: Deutsche Bank-Commerzbank Too Big a Deal

Deutsche Bank AG and Commerzbank AG executives held talks about a potential merger earlier in August but decided against pursuing a transaction as the companies focus on restructuring their own businesses first, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

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