Credit Agricole Proposes Sale Of Private Equity Unit

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 2:28 PM EST) -- French bank Credit Agricole SA plans to sell its private equity business to London-based private equity investor Coller Capital for an undisclosed sum, the bank announced Friday.

A spokeswoman for Coller declined to give the proposed sale price, but Credit Agricole said the sale would reduce its risk-weighted assets by about €900 million ($1.17 billion).

Crédit Agricole Private Equity supports entrepreneurs in many kinds of leveraged and nonleveraged financing, including leveraged buyouts, owner buyouts and expansion capital, according to its website.

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