The Analysis and Evaluation of the Acquisition of Abn Amro by Rbs

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Research and Analysis Report

The financial and operational consequences of the acquisition of ABN AMRO by RBS

By: Anwar ACCA Number: 1276528
September 2011

Word Count Report: 5,656 Words Key Skills Statement: 1,984 Words

Contents
1. Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 3 1.1 Background .................................................................................................................................... 3 1.2 Why Acquisition? ........................................................................................................................... 3 1.3 Why RBS – ABN AMRO? ................................................................................................................. 4 1.4 Research Objectives ....................................................................................................................... 4 1.5 Information Gathering ................................................................................................................... 4 1.5.1 Research Strategy ................................................................................................................... 5 1.5.2 Data Collection........................................................................................................................ 6 1.5.3 Reliability and Validity ............................................................................................................ 7 1.5.4 Confidentiality......................................................................................................................... 8 1.6 Summary ........................................................................................................................................ 8 2. Results, analysis and conclusion .......................................................................................................... 9 2.1 Background .................................................................................................................................... 9 2.2 Secondary Data .............................................................................................................................. 9 2.2.1 National Westminster Bank takeover ..................................................................................... 9 2.2.2 Charter One Financial takeover .............................................................................................. 9 2.2.3 Global Banking and Markets ................................................................................................. 10 2.2.4 The ABN AMRO takeover ...................................................................................................... 10 2.2.5 The Bail out ............................................................................................................................... 11 2.3 Analysis and Discussion ............................................................................................................... 12 2.3.1 Impact of major acquisitions leading up to the ABN AMRO acquisition .............................. 12 2.3.2 The ABN AMRO takeover and its aftermath ......................................................................... 14 2.3.3 Impact on the general public including RBS customers. ...................................................... 16 2.4 Summary .......................................................................................................................................... 17 3. Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................... 18 3.1 Background .................................................................................................................................. 18 3.2...
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