MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's antitrust agency approved the $1.6 billion acquisition of BBVA's
The deal, announced late last month and already approved by Mexico's pension fund regulator, has all the necessary authorizations to complete the acquisition, the bank said.
Banorte, which runs Mexico's No. 4 bank by assets, has been actively bulking up its operations in the country. Last year, it bought boutique bank Ixe, which gave it access to a portfolio of wealthy clients.
(Reporting by Alexandra Alper and Veronica Gomez; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)