Liberbank SA (LBK.MC)
Feb 26 Spanish lender Abanca scrapped plans to launch a takeover bid for rival Liberbank on Tuesday, saying it had been unable to carry out due diligence before taking a final decision on whether to make an offer.
* Abanca and Liberbank would create Spain's sixth-biggest lender (Adds detail from letter sent by Abanca to Liberbank board)
MADRID, Feb 22 Spanish regional lender Abanca on Friday confirmed it had approached Liberbank's main shareholders regarding a potential takeover, which could value the former savings bank at around 1.7 billion euros, although it said no deal had been reached yet.
Spain's Unicaja and Liberbank confirmed on Wednesday they had held talks about a potential deal, driving shares in both banks higher on expectations of a tie-up.
Dec 12 Spain's Unicaja and Liberbank confirmed on Wednesday they had held talks about a potential deal, driving shares in both banks higher on expectations of a tie-up.
Dec 12 Spanish banks Unicaja and Liberbank on Wednesday both confirmed preliminary contacts on a potential corporate operation.