We are advising AS LHV Pank on the acquisition of the loan portfolio of Versobank AS

AS LHV Pank and Versobank AS (under liquidation), have on December 19 entered into an agreement, according to which AS LHV Pank will acquire the loan portfolio of Versobank AS for approximately EUR 18.4 million.
 
The loan portfolio is acquired as a loan portfolio company, consisting of loan and collateral agreements and two employees related to the portfolio. The loan portfolio contains loans to Estonian companies in the amount of approximately EUR 17 million as well as loans to Estonian resident private customers in the amount of approximately EUR 3 million.
 
"We are actively seeking possibilities to grow our business. Increasing the loan portfolio is of critical importance for us in order to increase interest income and raise efficiency, given the existing cost base," said Erki Kilu, Chairman of the Management Board of LHV Pank. "Although, the loan portfolio of Versobank is not big, it is a well-secured portfolio with an interest rate that meets our expectations. Furthermore, acquisition of the loan portfolio gives us real experience of how the loan and collateral information systems work also in case of acquired agreements."
 
According to the concluded agreement, the acquisition transaction is to be closed presumably on January 28, 2019.
 
The transaction is advised by our Partner Gerli Kilusk.