Thursday, February 26, 2009

FDIC: $1.45 Billion in Distressed Loans Sold

by Bill McBride on 2/26/2009 11:24:00 AM

From the FDIC: FDIC Closes on a $1.45 Billion Structured Sale of Distressed Loans

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the conclusion of the sale of $1.45 billion of performing and nonperforming residential and commercial construction loans in distressed markets through the use of two private/public partnership transactions. ...

In the two recent transactions, the FDIC placed the loans, which were exclusively from the failed First National Bank of Nevada, into a limited liability corporation (LLC). The FDIC retained an 80 percent interest in the assets with the winning bidder picking up an initial 20 percent stake. Once certain performance thresholds are met, the FDIC's interest drops to 60 percent. The future expenses and income will be shared on the percentage ownership of the purchaser and the FDIC.
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The successful bidders on the two transactions were Diversified Business Strategies and Stearns Bank NA. ...

The closure of this sale brings the total amount of assets sold utilizing private/public partnership transactions to approximately $3.2 billion over the last year, in five separate transactions.
Although this press release doesn't provide all the details, there is clearly a market for these assets (the FDIC received 30 bids) - so these bids could help value assets at the 19 largest banks. Unfortunately I doubt they will use these prices ...