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HSBC acquires Silicon Valley Bank UK for £1



HSBC Holdings plc, a ring-fenced UK subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, a British multinational universal bank and financial services holding company, has acquired Silicon Valley Bank UK, the UK subsidiary of Silicon Valley Bank, for £1.

The announcement was made on Monday 13th, March 2023, and it showed that SVB UK had approximately $5.5bn in loans and $6.7bn in deposits on the same day. As a result of recording a profit of around $800m in the previous financial year, which ended on the last day of 2022, it is expected to have tangible equity of about £1.4bn.

HSBC has confirmed that the final calculations of SVB UK’s anticipated profit generation resulting from the acquisition will be disclosed at a later time. Additionally, the bank clarified that the assets and liabilities associated with its parent company are not linked to any transactions.

Speaking concerning the acquisition, Noel Quinn, HSBC Group CEO,  said, “this acquisition makes excellent strategic sense for our business in the UK. It strengthens our commercial banking franchise and enhances our ability to serve innovative and fast-growing firms, including in the technology and life-science sectors, in the UK and internationally.”

“We welcome SVB UK’s customers to HSBC and look forward to helping them grow in the UK and around the world.” Quinn continued, stating that SBV UK  could “continue to bank as usual, safe in the knowledge that their deposits are backed by the strength, safety, and security of HSBC”  Quinn  welcomed SVB UK staff, whom he called “colleagues”  to HSBC, as he stated, “we are excited to start working with them.”

Shareholders of the UK Bank eagerly anticipate an update from the bank’s leadership team concerning unfolding events on May 2, 2023. 


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