The elements that concern the international expansion of this banking group, whose activities remain for the moment too focused on Italy. In particular, we know that this group is betting heavily on its entry into the Abu Dhabi banking market. It goes without saying that if this operation is successful, Intesa Sanpaolo will benefit from an interesting gateway to the Middle East market and will thus be able to gradually extend its positioning to other countries in this geographical area. In the same way, Intesa Sanpaolo could have some opportunities to develop its activities in some specific European countries. This is the case for Turkey, which is part of the group's strategic plan.
The Intesa Sanpaolo banking group owns and operates a number of subsidiaries that enable it to respond to market demand and to position itself in different product and service segments. These subsidiaries include Banca IMI, Banca Apulia, Cassa di Risparmio, Carisap, Banca Nuova, Cassa del Risparmio del Veneto and Banca Fideuram. The group also frequently acquires new subsidiaries.