Banca Antonveneta

Banca Antonveneta S.p.A. was an Italian bank based in Padua, Italy. The bank was absorbed into Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in 2013.

Banca Antonveneta S.p.A.
  • Banca Antoniana Popolare Veneta S.c. a r.l.
  • Banca Antoniana Popolare Veneta S.p.A.
IndustryFinancial services
  • Banca Antoniana
  • Banca Popolare Veneta
1996(date of merger)
2008(new legal entity)
Fateabsorbed by the parent company
  • retail banking
  • corporate banking
OwnersBanca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (100%)
ParentBanca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

In 2008, it was the 9th largest banking group in Italy in terms of customer loans and the 8th largest in terms of total assets, with 1,000 branches, 10,800 employees and €50bn in assets.[citation needed]

The bank only operates in the fragmented Italian market, where it has a market share of roughly 3%, as the 6th largest bank at that time. More precisely, the bank had 8% market share in Veneto, 7% in Friuli, 6% in Sicily and 3% in both Lazio and Emilia Romagna.[1] It has a focus on the wealthy Northeast of the country with 6% market share and 600 branches.[citation needed]

Eighty-six percent of its clients are retail clients, accounting for 58% of assets, most of which are owned by affluent and private clients, 12% corporate, accounting for 42% of assets, and 2% institutional.[citation needed]


Banca Antoniana Popolare Veneta was created by the merger in 1996 of two banks, Banca Antoniana and Banca Popolare Veneta, a cooperative bank.


Banca Antoniana traced its origins back to its founding in Padua in 1893 under the name Banca Cattolica Padovana.

Banca Popolare Veneta was also founded in Padua, in this case in 1866 under the name Banca Mutua di Credito Popolare; in 1883 it transformed itself into Banca Cooperativa Popolare. After World War II, it acquired several other cooperative bank (Italian: Banca Popolare) located in Treviso in 1950, Polesine in 1980, Cavarzere in 1982, and Valdagno in 1987. In that same year the bank took the name, Banca Popolare Veneta.

Banca Antoniana Popolare VenetaEdit

In 1997, i.e., one year after the merger, the bank acquired a majority interest in Interbanca, which gave Banca Antonveneta the capability to function as a universal bank, not just a retail bank. Then in 1999 it acquired Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura, which gave it a presence throughout Italy, especially in the south. In 2001 the bank absorbed Banca Cattolica of Molfetta as well as acquired Banca Popolare Jonica of Grottaglie.[2][3]

Since then it has focused more on internally financed growth and in 2002 it switched from being a cooperative society with limited liabilities (S.c. a r.l.) to a publicly traded Società per azioni (S.p.A.), in the Borsa Italiana (Italian stock exchange) as Banca Antoniana Popolare Veneta S.p.A. and as trading name Banca Antonveneta S.p.A. (later also became legal name). Circa 2004 the bank absorbed Banca di Credito Popolare di Siracusa and Banca Agricola Etnea. In the same year Banca Antonveneta sold 30 branches to Banca Nuova and 20 branches to Unipol Banca.[4]

As a subsidiary of ABN AMROEdit

In 2005, Dutch financial powerhouse ABN AMRO successfully overcame a scandal-ridden campaign by Italian banking regulators to become the first foreign bank to own an Italian bank. This move has been said to clear the way for other European banks to enter the lucrative Italian market. In early 2006, Antonveneta's shares were delisted from the Italian stock exchange as ABN AMRO acquired more than a 96.7% stake in the banking group by acquiring the shares from other shareholders.[5] Banca Popolare di Lodi (also known as Banca Popolare Italiana), which lost the takeover battle to ABN AMRO, signed a contract to sell the shares of Antonveneta to ABN AMRO in September 2005.[6]

In October 2007, a consortium comprising Royal Bank of Scotland, Banco Santander and Fortis acquired ABN AMRO in order to divide its assets between them. In the division of the spoils, Santander received Banca Antonveneta.[7]

As a subsidiary of MPSEdit

Then on 8 November 2007 Santander announced that it had received and accepted an offer of €9 billion for Antonveneta from Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS).[8][9] However, Interbanca was excluded from the sale, which was sold to GE Financial instead in March 2008. The sale of Antonveneta was completed on 30 May 2008. According to news report at that time, the price, in terms of price per branch, was in line with the historic price of similar deal at that time, such as the sale of branches from Banca Intesa to Crédit Agricole.[10][11] However, after BMPS was bailed out by the government a few years later, the takeover deal was described as "draining [BMPS'] cash reserves just as markets were peaking. The deal, which should have raised alarms among regulators, was approved by the Bank of Italy…" by a Bloomberg Opinion columnist, Elisa Martinuzzi.[12]

As at 31 December 2007 Antonveneta Group (including Interbanca) had a shareholders' equity of €3.373 billion.[13] After Antonveneta was acquired, an internal reconstruction within MPS Group was made, which New Antonveneta (Italian: Nuova Antonveneta), a new company incorporated in April 2008, would receive the assets and liabilities of old Antonveneta on 1 January 2009.[14] The shareholders' equity of Antonveneta had changed from €3.308 billion in December 2009[15] to €3.579 billion in December 2010[16] and then fell to €2.134 billion in 2011.[17] As of 31 December 2012 the shareholders' equity was €2.001 billion.[18]

In April 2013 Monte dei Paschi finally absorbed Antonventa.[19] It became "Area Territoriale Antonveneta" of the bank.


Banca Antonveneta was the sponsor of Pallavolo Padova.


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  2. ^ "Banca Antonveneta S.p.A" (PDF) (in Italian). Banca Antonveneta. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  3. ^ Viotti, Paolo (7 August 2001). "La Popolare Jonica ora è di Antonveneta". La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  4. ^ "2004 Bilancio" [2004 Annual Report] (PDF) (in Italian). Padua: Banca Antoniana Popolare Veneta. 28 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Opa Abn, Antonveneta verso l'addio alla Borsa". la Tribuna di Treviso (in Italian). 31 March 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Bpi vende a Abn: Antonveneta agli olandesi". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 27 September 2005. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  7. ^ "RBS consortium likely to buy ABN: ABN CEO". Reuters. 16 September 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2007.
  8. ^ "PRESS RELEASE" (PDF). Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Santander sells Antonveneta to M.Paschi for $13.2 bln". Reuters. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2007.
  10. ^ Michaels, Adrian; Crawford, Leslie (9 November 2007). "MPS shares slump after Antonveneta deal". Financial Times. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  11. ^ Babington, Deepa; Barrett, Jane (8 November 2007). "Santander sells Antonveneta to M.Paschi for $13.2 bln". Reuters. Madrid, Rome. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  12. ^ Martinuzzi, Elisa (30 June 2019). "What the ECB Didn't Say About Monte Paschi's Bailout" (Opinion). Bloomberg. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  13. ^ "2007 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Banca Antonveneta. 10 April 2008. p. 53. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  14. ^ "2008 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Nuova Antonveneta. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  15. ^ "2009 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Nuova Antonveneta. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  16. ^ "2010 Bilancio" (in Italian). Nuova Antonveneta. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  17. ^ "2011 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Nuova Antonveneta. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  18. ^ "2012 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Nuova Antonveneta. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  19. ^ "Banca Antonveneta SpA merges into BMps". Banca Monte dei Paschi. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2016.

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