Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) confirmed talks on a strategic partnership with Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. S.C.A.. In this respect, Deutsche Bank has made a non-binding offer for a capital stake in Sal. Oppenheim. Sal. Oppenheim will allow Deutsche Bank to conduct due diligence.
The strategic partnership is intended to give Sal. Oppenheim's customers access to Deutsche Bank's global network and strengthen Deutsche Bank's position in business with affluent private clients especially in Germany.
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