Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA raised 5 billion euros ($6.6 billion) in a rights offering and Germany's Deutsche Bank (DBK), the biggest investment bank in Europe, concluded an 8.5 billion-euro share sale in the second quarter.
UniCredit SpA, the nation's largest lender, is asking for seven billion euros (S$11.5 billion) in the September auction, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn't public.
Heavyweight Roche Holding AG RHHBY, -0.19% ROG, +0.45% rose 0.7% after announcing Sunday it will pay $8.3 billion for California biotech InterMune Inc. ITMN, +0.04% to expand its presence in the treatment of respiratory disorders.
Banks contributed the most to the Stoxx Europe 600 Index's gain, with Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA rallying 5.8 percent, and Banco Santander SA and BNP Paribas SA each adding at least 2 percent.
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