Value €6.5 billion
After two failed attempts, the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring (FROB for its acronym in Spanish) engaged Alantra to sell Catalunya Banc.
Alantra’s Credit Portfolio Advisory (CPA) and Investment Banking teams designed an innovative structure with multilayered benefits to sell Catalunya Banc: The carve out of the residential loan portfolio exposure (Project Hercules) and the subsequent sale of the rest of the bank.
Project Hercules, one of the biggest mortgage portfolios in Europe at that time, had a face value of €6.5bn. The portfolio was segmented to take into account the delinquency status of the credits between performing loans (“PL”) (€2.5bn), subperforming loans (“SPL”) (€1.1bn) and non-performing loans (“NPL”) (€1.3bn).
The consortium formed by Blackstone, who offered €3.6bn, and FROB, who also participated with a c. €600mn offer, was selected as the final buyer of the portfolio.
For more information about the two parallel transactions, please visit “2014: Helping European banks get back on their feet” in History
Mar 2021Securitization – Co-arranger and financial advisorValue €4.9 billionMar 2021Service Credit TransactionsValue €4.9 billion
Feb 2021Securitization – Co-arranger and financial lead advisorValue €10.8 billionFeb 2021Service Credit TransactionsValue €10.8 billion
Oct 2020Sell-side advisoryValue €14mOct 2020Service Credit TransactionsValue €14m
Oct 2020Sell-side advisoryValue €325 millionOct 2020Service Credit TransactionsValue €325 million