PNC to buy Spanish bank BBVA’s US business for $11.6 billion

November 16, 2020 

American bank PNC has reached a deal to buy Spanish finance giant BBVA’s US business for $11.6 billion, the companies announced Monday. The cash acquisition will expand Pittsburgh-based PNC’s retail presence while pulling BBVA out of the US altogether in the second-largest US banking deal since the 2008 financial crisis that sparked the Great Recession....

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