B&B faces fees for failed funding deal


B&B faces fees for failed funding deal
Bradford & Bingley (B&B) is to pay out a fee to Goldman Sachs for its collapsed funding deal.

The Sunday Telegraph reports despite US investors Texas Pacific Group (TPG) pulling out of a £179 million deal for a 23 per cent stake, the buy-to-let lender will still pay Goldman Sachs for advising on the deal.

TPG pulled out of the deal last week after B&B's debt rating was lowered.

B&B – the eighth biggest UK bank - will now return to it initial plan to raise some £400 million through a rights issue.

It is thought some of the company's largest investors – including M&G Investment Managers, Legal & General Investment Management, Insight Investment and Standard Life Investments – will take control of the bulk of the stock.

The rights issue has an unchanged subscription price of 55 pence per share, and will be underwritten by Citi and UBS.

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