BBVA in $9.1 Billion Acquisition of Compass Bancshares

September 7, 2007

Cleary Gottlieb represented Spain’s BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA) in its acquisition of Compass Bancshares for $9.1 billion in stock and cash.

Compass is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has a major presence in much of the Sunbelt, particularly, Texas, Arizona and Florida.