UBS chairman on Credit Suisse deal: we hoped today wouldn’t come

Mar 19, 2023 | blog

A wedding born out of ache, reasonably than love.

After a lot hypothesis and with markets on the cusp of a Monday morning panic by the hands of a rolling financial institution disaster, UBS solidified its shotgun acquisition of ailing Credit Suisse Sunday afternoon.

A few the important thing factors behind the deal:

  • Purchase Price: More than $3 billion

  • Who Will Run the Combined Entity: UBS chair Colm Kelleher and UBS CEO Ralph Hamers

  • Other: UBS sees the deal accretive to EPS by 2027; Credit Suisse funding financial institution shall be wound down; Total annualized price financial savings of $8 billion by 2027; Both banks have unrestricted entry to the Swiss National Bank present amenities; UBS will droop its inventory buyback plan; Integration will take 3-4 years.

“This acquisition is attractive for UBS shareholders but, let us be clear, as far as Credit Suisse is concerned, this is an emergency rescue,” stated UBS chair Colm Kelleher in a press release, taking a not-too-thinly-veiled shot on the Credit Suisse board and government crew.

“It’s a historic day, and a day we hoped would not come,” Kelleher added on an analyst name that included UBS CEO Hamers. Credit Suisse executives or board members weren’t on the decision.

The deal might assist calm the broader jittery monetary system, however may unsettle UBS shareholders, a former high-ranking UBS exec tells Yahoo Finance.

“You go from having the best run Swiss bank in UBS with a clear strategy, to owning the worst,” the supply added.

UBS declined to make CEO Ralph Hamers accessible for an interview. Credit Suisse declined to make outgoing chairman Axel Lehmann accessible for an interview.

This is breaking information and shall be up to date.

Brian Sozzi is Yahoo Finance’s Executive Editor. Follow Sozzi on Twitter @BrianSozzi and on LinkedIn. Tips on the banking disaster? Email

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