Wells Fargo (WFC) to Acquire Subscription Finance Portfolio from WestLB

June 25, 2012 8:06 AM EDT
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WestLB’s subscription finance portfolio. The portfolio contains approximately $6 billion in commitments (approximately $3 billion outstanding). Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Subscription finance provides committed revolving and term loans as well as letters of credit mainly to private equity and real estate investment funds to facilitate the funds’ investment activities. The financing is secured by the uncalled capital commitments from the funds’ institutional investors.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2012.

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