• Transaction / Assets
    Project Juno / Project Hera
  • Seller
    BBVA
  • Buyer
    Cabot and funds managed by CarVal Investors
  • € MM

Bbva Completes Its Second Sale of Written-Off Loans in Less Than a Week

20 December 2019 – BBVA

5 January 2020 BBVA sold two of its largest portfolios of written-off loans. Following the sale of “Project Juno”, the bank signed the transfer of a portfolio comprised of loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an approximate gross value of €2.1 billion.

BBVA signed an agreement to transfer a portfolio of written-off loans (named “Project Hera”) to Cabot and funds managed by CarVal Investors. The loans were to SMEs, with a gross value of approximately €2.1 billion.

On Wednesday, BBVA announced another sale of a portfolio of written-off loans (known as “Project Juno”). In this case, the portfolio consisted of loans to consumers with a gross value of €2.5 billion. The operation was BBVA’s largest sale of a portfolio of written-off loans so far.

Over the past two years, BBVA has carried out several operations involving the sale of loan portfolios – mostly loans to developers and mortgages. Among them, the sale announced in December 2018 stands out. It was a portfolio of loans (known as (“Ánfora”) with an approximate gross value of €1.2 billion, primarily consisting of mortgages (both doubtful and bad loans). In addition, in June 2018, the bank sold a portfolio of loans to developers with a gross value of €1 billion, called “Sintra”; and in July 2017 it sold another portfolio of loans to developers with a gross value of around €600 million, known as “Jaipur”.

In November 2017, BBVA announced the transfer of its real estate business in Spain to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., an operation that was completed in October 2018.

En español

BBVA ha cerrado un acuerdo para transferir a Cabot y a fondos gestionados por CarVal Investors una cartera de préstamos fallidos (bajo el nombre de ‘Proyecto Hera’) provenientes de pymes, con un valor bruto cercano a los 2.100 millones de euros.

BBVA anunció otra venta de una cartera de créditos fallidos (conocida como ‘Proyecto Juno’), en este caso compuesta de préstamos a consumidores, por valor bruto de 2.500 millones de euros. Esta operación fue la mayor venta de una cartera de créditos fallidos que ha realizado BBVA hasta la fecha.

En los últimos dos años, BBVA ha cerrado varias operaciones de venta de cartera de préstamos, en su mayoría, de crédito promotor e hipotecario. Entre ellas, destaca la venta anunciada en diciembre de 2018 de una cartera de créditos (conocida como ‘Ánfora’), por un valor bruto aproximado de 1.200 millones de euros, compuesta principalmente por créditos hipotecarios (dudosos y fallidos). Asimismo, en junio de 2018 firmó la venta de una cartera de crédito promotor por valor bruto de 1.000 millones de euros, llamada ‘Sintra’; y en julio de 2017, otra cartera de préstamos al sector promotor, con un valor bruto cercano a los 600 millones de euros, bajo el nombre de ‘Jaipur’.

En noviembre de 2017, BBVA anunció el traspaso de su negocio inmobiliario en España a Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., operación que se cerró en octubre de 2018.

Original Story: BBVA

Original Story: BBVA

Translation/Summary: Richard Turner

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