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Brand Group Holdings, Inc. Announces Successful Recapitalization

May 11, 2011

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Bryan Cave

Brand Group Holdings, Inc. Announces Successful Recapitalization

May 11, 2011

by: Bryan Cave

In its press release issued on May 4, 2011, Bryan Cave client Brand Group Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) announced the successful completion of its recapitalization.  The total amount raised in the initial phase of this effort was $125 million, and the three largest investors in the recapitalization, affiliates of The Carlyle Group, The Stephens Group, and the Cousins’ family, invested approximately $96 million, with various other investors investing approximately $29 million.  The investors have agreements in place with the Company to invest an additional $75 million in capital at a later date.

A unique feature of this transaction is

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FDIC Issues Final Statement of Policy on Investor Qualifications for Failed Bank Acquisitions

September 23, 2009

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Bryan Cave

FDIC Issues Final Statement of Policy on Investor Qualifications for Failed Bank Acquisitions

September 23, 2009

by: Bryan Cave

Background

On July 2, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) issued for public comment a proposed Statement of Policy that sets forth the qualifications for private equity investors in failed bank acquisitions (the “Proposed Policy”).  The FDIC established a 30-day comment period and sought public comment on nine topics:

Private Capital to Match TARP Capital?

January 15, 2009

Authors

Robert Klingler

Private Capital to Match TARP Capital?

January 15, 2009

by: Robert Klingler

We understand that several banks have been told that the bank needed to raise sufficient new private capital so that, following a TARP Capital infusion, the bank would:

  • have total non-performing assets that are less than 100% of the resulting capital;
  • have total classified assets that are less than 100% of the resulting capital; and
  • be in compliance with the Commercial Real Estate guidance (total Commercial Real Estate loans of less than 300% of resulting capital, and total Acquisition, Development and Construction loans of less than 100% of the resulting capital).

We don’t think this is exclusive or

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FDIC Expands Bidder List for Troubled Institutions

November 26, 2008

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Bryan Cave

FDIC Expands Bidder List for Troubled Institutions

November 26, 2008

by: Bryan Cave

On November 26, 2008, the FDIC issued a press release outlining a new plan to allow parties that do not have a bank charter to bid on failing institutions.  We will keep you up to date as additional details emerge on this new plan.  Below is the complete text of the FDIC’s press release.

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Federal Reserve Loosens Restrictions on Private Equity

October 1, 2008

Authors

Robert Klingler

Federal Reserve Loosens Restrictions on Private Equity

October 1, 2008

by: Robert Klingler

Our September 25, 2008 Client Alert analyzes the impacts of the Federal Reserve’s new policy statement easing the limitations on private equity investments in banks and bank holding companies.

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