Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2004 (Revised April 2007)

Allianz (A1): An Insurer Acquiring a Bank?

by Joseph L. Bower, Marc L. Bertoneche, Anders Sjoman and Sonja Ellingson Hout

Abstract

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?"

Keywords: Management; Corporate Strategy; Problems and Challenges; Acquisition; Financial Institutions; Corporate Finance; Banking Industry; Germany;

Citation:

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, August 2004. (Revised April 2007.)