Financing AmericaFor 150 years Deutsche Bank has been connecting the Americas
It's why we're here
Deutsche Bank was founded to connect Germany to the rest of the world. The Americas was central to this strategy from the start.
From old to new, from coast to coast, we’ve been connecting the Americas for 150 years.
Before the popularization of the hamburger or the hot dog, Deutsche Bank was connecting German expertise with American capital to move the country forward.
Deutsche Bank’s roots in the Americas go back to 1872, financing the northwestern expansion of the railroad through Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
In the intervening 150 years, Deutsche Bank has continued to leverage New York’s deep and liquid capital markets to shape skylines, bring the latest innovation to market, and keep Americans moving forward.
We’ve grown together, through highs and lows. By supporting our European clients’ access to the American market, and American clients’ expansion to European and Asian markets, we’ve supported American economic growth and helped to facilitate the development of New York City as the financial capital of the world.
Deutsche Bank has been interwoven in the fabric of America, just as America is a key part of Deutsche Bank’s past, present and future.
150 years of Deutsche Bank in the Americas
Deutsche Bank arrives in New York to support trade and investment between the Americas and Euro
Our financing of the Northern Pacific Railroad helps rail travel expand from coast to coast
We begin representing clients in Latin America from our branch in Buenos Aires
Our investment in Edison General Electric Company — later GE — helps bring electric power to America
Our project finance enables Argentina to modernize infrastructure and adopt new technologies
We help Peru export one of its most valuable commodities — salt
We raise USD 25m from the US capital markets to finance German export business
We enable US companies including IBM and Ford to raise finance in Europe
Following the International Banking Act we open our first US branches under the Deutsche Bank name in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago
We advise the Mexican government through the country’s debt crisis
Our role in the US financial system grows as we become a primary dealer of Treasury bonds
With our support, Daimler-Benz becomes the first German company to list on the NYSE
We supply Coca-Cola with the finance to expand its global distribution network
Deutsche Bank’s listing in New York underlines our commitment to the Americas
We contribute to the rebuilding of New York’s financial district after 9/11 by moving our US headquarters to Wall Street
The Deutsche Bank Championship is added to the PGA Tour, and goes on to generate nearly USD 700m in economic benefits and charitable donations over the next 14 years
We advise Chilean winemaker Concha y Toro on its acquisition of Fetzer Vineyards, which helps it become one of the largest wine companies in the world
Our sponsorship of Frieze New York is part of a global commitment to improving access to contemporary art
We help American Airlines navigate a period of financial turbulence to become the largest airline in the US
We are a bookrunner on the largest US IPO to date, for China e-commerce giant Alibaba Group
We help Argentina return to the bond market for the first time since 2001
Our financing of the conversion of Farley Post Office into the Moynihan Train Hall helps bring twenty-first century rail travel to New York City
Hudson Yards in New York is the largest private real estate development in US history — we help finance the project
Sustainable finance for clients like Tesla helps drive the transition to a low-carbon economy
Our new Americas headquarters opens in New York