Standard Chartered Bank's Acquisition of American Express Bank (A)

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Case Code : BSTR347 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Mergers / Acquisitions / Strategic Alliances
Case Length : 18 Pages
Period : 2007
Pub Date : 2009
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Standard Chartered Bank / American Express Bank
Industry : Banking / Financial Services
Countries : UK, USA


The case discusses the acquisition of American Express Bank (AEB) by the UK-based Standard Chartered Bank. The deal marked the exit of AEB from its non-core business and for Standard Chartered it meant greater presence in the Asian countries and high net worth customers. The case also discusses how the deal was financed and the benefits both the parties expected to derive from it


Examine the rationale behind the acquisition of AEB by Standard Chartered bank.
Understand the benefits Standard Chartered derived from the deal.
Analyze the post acquisition issues and challenges.


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Introduction 1
Background Note 2
Financial Aspects of the Deal 4
The Benefits 5
The Road Ahead 7
Exhibits 8


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