Commitment and Strength
In the years following the fall of the Wall, the bank strengthened its position as an independent German private bank. It expanded its exposure in participations and subsidiary banks, and it was present in nearly every German metropolitan region after the turn of the millennium. The families Olearius and Warburg hold 80% of the bank's share capital. A few private persons that have been affiliated with the bank for many years remain limited shareholders.
1996 M.M.Warburg Bank (Schweiz) AG in Zurich is established.
1997 Bankhaus Hallbaum in Hanover is acquired.
1998 The bank Marcard, Stein & Co. in Hamburg is acquired.
1998 A ceremony at Hamburg city hall is held to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the bank.
1999 A 51% share of Bremen-based Bankhaus Carl F. Plump is acquired.
2001 A stake in Hansa Hamburg Shipping International is acquired.
2003 Bankhaus Löbbecke in Berlin is acquired.
2005 A majority stake (51%) in SES Research is acquired; VIGOR Beteiligungsgesellschaft is established, with a focus on the real estate, shipping, and insurance sectors.