GERMAN BROKER ACQUIRED BY NORWEGIAN IB – It has been announced today that German broker, equinet Bank, will be acquired by Norwegian investment bank Pareto. The completion of the transaction is subject, among other things, to be approved by the European Central Bank on the condition that Pareto is able to buy 95% or more of the share capital of equinet Bank AG. Pareto Securities is an independent investment bank with a leading position in financial services in the Nordic Countries, with the bank employing 400 people worldwide. #SpartanInternational