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NBG and Bain Capital agreed on the sale of Icon portfolio

According to NBG’s announcement, the Bank has entered into a definite agreement with Bain Capital for the disposal of a portfolio of 2,800 non-performing, predominantly secured, corporate contracts with total principal amount of €1.6 billion. The transaction is being implemented in the context of NBG’s NPE deleveraging strategy and in accordance with the Operational Targets submitted to the SSM.

 The consideration amounts to 21% of the principal amount and the transaction has a neutral capital impact to the Bank.

After the closing of the transaction, Bain Capital is expected to assign the servicing of the portfolio to a loan and credit management company regulated by the Bank of Greece under the applicable legal framework.

 In Project Icon, and on behalf of NBG, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc is acting as financial advisor, Karatzas & Partners and Milbank LLP as local and international external legal counsels and Deloitte Greece as transaction and accounting advisor. The closing of the transaction is subject to standard conditions precedent and the consent of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund.

Original Source: Euro2day

Adaptation/Summary: Kiki Athanasiadis

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