SVB Financial Group (SIVB.O) filed for a court-supervised restructuring under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to sell its assets on Friday, days after U.S. regulators took over Silicon Valley Bank.
After announcing on March 13 that it would investigate strategic alternatives for its companies, including the holding company, SVB Capital, and SVB Securities, the firm filed for bankruptcy.
The firm said Friday that the Chapter 11 petition excludes SVB Securities and SVB Capital’s funds and general partner businesses.
Reuters reported Wednesday that the parent business was considering bankruptcy to sell assets.
Friday saw California banking authorities liquidate SVB and appoint the FDIC as receiver to sell its assets.
SVB, the largest bank failure since Washington Mutual in 2008, has damaged bank equities and raised worries of worldwide market contagion.