Deutsche Bank (>> Deutsche Bank) has selected Barclays <BARC.>, Citigroup (>> Citigroup) and Credit Suisse <CSGN.> as senior bookrunners for the initial public offering (IPO) of its asset-management arm, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday.
A spokesman for Deutsche Asset Management declined to comment on the selection of bookrunners, which was first reported on Friday by Bloomberg.
Deutsche Bank, which will be the main bookrunner, said in March it planned to list the asset management arm, which could achieve a total valuation of around 8 billion euros (7.07 billion pounds), within two years as part of an overhaul following costly lawsuits and trading scandals.
It is expected to raise about 2 billion euros from listing about a quarter of the business.
The junior bookrunners helping to market the IPO to investors will be BNP Paribas (>> BNP Paribas), Unicredit (>> UniCredit SpA), UBS (>> UBS Group), Morgan Stanley (>> Morgan Stanley) and ING (>> ING Groep).
"The decision in favour of these banks has already been taken," the person said.
(Reporting by Andreas Framke; Editing by Georgina Prodhan and Alexander Smith)