J&T bids for Dexia Banka Slovensko
J&T Finance Group has announced its intention to make a takeover bid for Dexia Banka Slovensko. Company spokesman Maros Sykora disclosed the information yesterday, 4 October, informing also that the company had already contacted the parent bank Dexia SA Brussels.
Speaking to TASR news agency, J&T Group president Jozef Tkac said: “J&T group focuses on private and investment banking, asset management and on project financing. We regard the potential acquisition of Dexia Banka Slovensko as an interesting investment opportunity that would let us extend our activities into other areas of interest to us.”
The Belgian-French group Dexia has been ordered to sell off its shares in Dexia Banka Slovensko by the European Commission, but the company is keeping its lips sealed over the sale in order to respect confidentiality of the transaction.
External communications manager with Dexia, Michal Furik, made a statement assuring clients that the sale of Dexia Banka Slovensko would not affect them or the bank’s services in any way.