Depfa, a former high-flying German public sector finance bank, moved its headquarters to Dublin in 2002. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin-based Depfa Bank posted a net loss of €79.4 million last year ahead of a deal by its owners, a German state bad bank, to sell the business to A(...)

Dublin-based Depfa Bank is set to be bought by Austrian lender Bawag from a German State bad bank. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Dublin-based Depfa Bank is set to be bought by Austrian lender Bawag from a German State bad bank for an undisclosed sum and will continue the orderly(...)

Bawag is Austria’s third-largest listed lender by market value. Photograph: iStock

Austrian lender Bawag Group is emerging as the frontrunner to acquire Depfa Bank, the public sector financier being sold by Germany, people with knowl(...)

Depfa’s balance sheet has contracted at an accelerated pace under the German bad bank, with total assets falling to €6.9 billion at the end of June. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin-based Depfa Bank said on Tuesday that it has handed over a €150 million dividend to its owners, a German state-owned bad bank, getting around a(...)

US private equity groups Apollo and JC Flowers are among the parties to have signalled bid interest in Depfa

Dublin-based Depfa Bank, a former public sector lender, is understood to have secured bid interest from US private equity groups Apollo and JC Flowers(...)

Depfa’s s portfolio mainly consists of loans and bonds to German and other western European borrowers from the public sector.

Dublin-based Depfa Bank’s long-awaited second sale process since it nearly collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis was formally kicked off on Tuesd(...)

S&P said that an attempt to sell Dublin-based Depfa Bank might not succeed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin-based Depfa Bank’s weakness as a “structurally lossmaking” business has been highlighted by two debt-ratings firms as the German government pur(...)

Hypo Real Estate Bank chief executive Georg Funke with Depfa chief Gerhard Bruckermann in 2007 when Depfa was bought by the commercial property bank. Photograph: Thorsten Jochim/Getty Images

The German state bad bank that took over Depfa Bank five years ago is pressing ahead with preparations to sell the Dublin-based public sector lender n(...)

The then minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, during a  press conference at Government Buildings in September 2008 where he said the government had decided to guarantee all deposits in Irish banks. Photograph. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland.

Two hundred and eighty words. That is how long the government’s blanket guarantee for the State’s banks was when it was published at around 6.45am on (...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

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