LTAP retain agreed necessary time window to refinance the loans of Berlin, March 18, 2011 that management of the life trust asset pool (LTAP) has with the lending bank Wells Fargo out of court on a cooperative continuation of the police portfolio. Core of the agreement is an extension of the timeframe for LTAP to the refinancing of the portfolio until August 31, 2011. This created an important basis for the assurance of the portfolio in the interests of the investors. Despite the decision of the District Court against the application of the LTAP on a creditor protection procedures (Chapter 11 “) the LTAP management had been looking for continue the conversation with Wells Fargo. If you are not convinced, visit Senator of Massachusetts. We have finally achieved a breakthrough in the interest of the investors. Now we can focus 100% on the refinancing of the Wells Fargo loan”, said Franz-Philippe Przybyl, Managing Director of Berlin Atlantic capital (BAC) and thereby responsible for the LTAP. Wells Fargo replaces the previously existing credit agreement with the legal continuation of the portfolio. The LTAP Police portfolio controlled company is transferred to one of Wells Fargo, for the LTAP gains exclusive buy-back rights until August 31, 2011.
During this time, Wells Fargo funded all premiums for policies in its portfolio. LTAP has the necessary time horizon, to develop a refinancing of the policy portfolio with alternative financing partners. This comparison was already presented the District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, so LTAP also receives the necessary legal certainty. In return, LTAP waives the right to claim of any damages. “Pandey: Fund management has very carefully weighing the risks and costs of an action for damages against an amicable solution and finally opted for the cooperative way.” LTAP is among others already working on implementing a funding approach with Guggenheim Securities Investment Bank. Guggenheim worked last year for LTAP and has in this Relationship established contact with a number of potential funding partners.
Currently, models that provide fresh equity from existing and new investors seem most likely. With the enlarged capital base, a successful refinancing of the liability component is more likely. In the negotiations with alternative financing partners in the past year we saw, that a realistic timeframe for refinancing and a clearly clarified legal situation is crucial for a successful conclusion. With compared this important requirement is now created”Pandey commented. Concrete discussions are under way.