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Company Overview of Värde Partners, Inc.

Company Overview

Värde Partners, Inc. is a privately owned investment manager. The firm also provides investment advisory services. It provides its services to foundations and endowments, pension plans, insurance companies, other institutional investors, and private clients. The firm manages distressed funds for its clients. It invests in alternative markets across the globe. The firm specializes in alternative investments with expertise in credit, distressed and special situation investing. It typically invests in corporate securities; consumer loans and other obligations; structured securities real estate; and capital equipment. Värde Partners was founded in 1993 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Lon...

8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard

Suite 1500

Minneapolis, MN 55437

United States

Founded in 1993





Key Executives for Värde Partners, Inc.

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Värde Partners, Inc. Key Developments

Värde Partners, Inc. Presents at The 2nd Annual Land & Homebuilding Real Estate Private Equity Forum (West), Oct-08-2014 10:00 AM

Värde Partners, Inc. Presents at The 2nd Annual Land & Homebuilding Real Estate Private Equity Forum (West), Oct-08-2014 10:00 AM. Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States. Speakers: Brendan Bosman, Investment Manager.

Varde Partners Completes $290 Million Issuance of Secured Notes

Varde Partners announced that certain of its subsidiaries completed the issuance of $290 million in notes secured primarily by real estate loans and assets. The issuance was completed through VFC Partners and will be serviced through FirstCity Financial Corporation, which are both owned by funds managed by Varde. The securitization - VFC Series 2014-2 - is the second securitization executed by VFC Partners, following the successful issuance of $185.5 million in notes in September 2013. The VFC Series 2014-2 notes are backed by a pool of seasoned performing and non-performing secured and unsecured commercial loans and real estate owned properties. The underlying assets were purchased by VFC Partners from banks, special servicers and other financial institutions. The transaction was executed through a private offering via Rule 144A.

Kennedy Wilson and Varde Purchase Portfolio of Eight UK Shopping Centers

Kennedy Wilson announced that the company and Varde acquired a portfolio of eight shopping centers out of administration for GBP 250 million ($388 million). Seven of the eight centers have transferred, with the final center due to close subject to customary closing conditions. The total equity contribution was GBP 110 million ($170 million), including GBP 34 million ($53 million) from Kennedy Wilson, and GBP 163 million ($253 million) of financing was provided. Located throughout England and Scotland, the portfolio of properties totals 2.3 million square feet, and 85% of its gross income comes from national retailers such as Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Asda, Tesco, River Island and Primark. The company's current asset management plan includes increasing occupancy, extending short term leases by attracting a broader range of retailers, upsizing key anchor stores, improving the food and leisure offering and upgrading the physical environment of the mall areas.

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