MILAN Nov 29 Italian lender UniCredit
has sent invitation letters to 10 banks to form the consortium
for its planned multi-billion euro capital increase that should
be launched in February, two sources closed to the matter said
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan,
Mediobanca, Morgan Stanley and UBS are
tipped as joint global coordinators, the sources added,
confirming an earlier report by Italian daily Il Messaggero.
The people added that Citibank, Credit Suisse
, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and
HSBC were contacted to become the cash call's co-global
Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and HSBC could not immediately
be reached for comment, while the others declined to comment.
Sources have previously said that Italy's biggest bank by
assets is looking to raise between 10 and 13 billion euros
through the share issue.
(Reporting by Paola Arosio and Gianluca Semeraro, writing by