Deutsche Bank to Go Ahead With DWS IPO -- Update

02/26/18 07:37 AM EST

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   By Pietro Lombardi 

Deutsche Bank AG (DBK.XE) plans to go ahead with the listing of its asset-management business DWS at the earliest opportunity, it said Monday.

The German bank said it will offer existing shares in the unit and doesn't intend to issue new ones. It didn't say how much of the unit it intends to float.

The listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange will take place "in the earliest available window," Deutsche Bank said.

"The earliest available window objectively will be before Easter, but our timing will depend on market conditions," DWS Chief Executive Nicolas Moreau told Dow Jones Newswires.

"The demand for our shares is good, but we obviously can't comment on pricing yet," he said.

Last year, Deutsche Bank Chief Executive John Cryan said the bank intended to float a minority stake in DWS, its trophy asset-management unit. DWS has about 700 billion euros ($860.4 billion) in assets under management.


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Matthias Goldschmidt contributed to this article.


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February 26, 2018 07:37 ET (12:37 GMT)

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