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(Revised from original 2004 version)
Allianz (A1): An Insurer Acquiring a Bank?
The deal of the year in 2002, was the acquisition of Dresdner Bank by Allianz. Written from the perspectives of Allianz's CEO, Henning Schulte-Noelle, before and after the deal and a regional manager implementing the concept of a full-line financial service provider. Presents the original question facing Schulte-Noelle: "Should Allianz acquire Dresdner?"
Problems and Challenges;
Bower, Joseph L., Marc L. Bertoneche, Anders Sjoman, and Sonja Ellingson Hout. "Allianz (A1): An Insurer Acquiring a Bank?" Harvard Business School Case 305-013, April 2007. (Revised from original August 2004 version.)