- Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to seek buyers for its assets after exploring alternative options.
- SVB Securities, SVB Capital’s funds, and general partner entities are excluded from the bankruptcy process.
- The bank holds approximately $2.2 billion in liquidity, cash from its interests in SVB Capital, SVB Securities, and SVB Financial Group.
- SVB Capital and SVB Securities will continue to operate and serve clients under their independent leadership teams.
According to Reuters, Silicon Valley Bank filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to seek buyers for its assets. The decision was made as efforts to boost confidence in the bank have not succeeded in alleviating concerns about a potential financial contagion.
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to seek buyers for its assets. This decision comes after the bank announced it was exploring alternative options on Monday, March 13.
California regulators closed the bank this week and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as the receiver. However, SVB Securities, SVB Capital’s funds, and general partner entities are not included in the process.
The bankruptcy protection plan will allow the bank to preserve most of its value before evaluating other strategic options. The bank holds approximately $2.2 billion in liquidity, cash from its interests in SVB Capital, SVB Securities, and SVB Financial Group. The filing further stated that the bank would file additional documents related to the bankruptcy court proceeding in the coming days.
William Kosturos, the Chief Restructuring Officer of SVB Financial Group, stated in the filing that the Chapter 11 process would enable the company to preserve its value.
The bank is committed to finding practical solutions to maximize the recoverable value for stakeholders of both entities, including its prized businesses and assets such as SVB Capital and SVB Securities. The filing indicates that both entities will continue to operate and serve clients under their longstanding and independent leadership teams.
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