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London, United Kingdom, 2010/07/15 - GE Capital Global Banking announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell BAC Credomatic GECF, Inc. (BAC-Credomatic) to Grupo Aval, Colombia’s largest banking holding group, for $1.9 billion. NYSE: GE
The transaction is subject to certain regulatory approvals and other customary conditions, and the parties anticipate closing by the end of 2010.
“This is a good deal for GE, and furthers our objective of reducing the overall size of GE Capital,” said Dmitri Stockton, president and CEO of GE Capital Global Banking. “We have enjoyed working with BAC’s shareholders and their world-class management team to successfully grow the franchise over the previous five years. We believe this transaction will be positive for BAC, and will allow the Bank to focus solely on its excellent prospects for future growth.”
Founded in 1952, BAC International Bank has operations in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Mexico, with approximately $5.1 billion in loan assets, and $5.5 billion in deposits. GE was advised in the transaction by Credit Suisse, and Latham & Watkins served as external counsel.
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