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BNP Paribas Shows Interest in Buying ABN Amro

  • French bank recently met Dutch government to discuss interest
  • Other lenders also approached state officials about a deal
ABN Amro soared in Amsterdam, gaining as much as 18.4%.

ABN Amro soared in Amsterdam, gaining as much as 18.4%.

Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

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BNP Paribas SA has expressed interest in a potential acquisition of ABN Amro Bank NV, the Dutch consumer lender that’s been government-owned since the financial crisis, according to people with knowledge of the matter. 

France’s biggest bank recently reached out for a meeting with the Dutch government and discussed its interest in a transaction, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. BNP is drawn to ABN Amro’s retail and corporate franchise and the opportunity to expand in northern Europe, the people said.