Voyager lending rejects FTX’s buyout offer
Voyager Digital Holdings, a centralised crypto lender, has rejected an offer from FTX and its investment arm Alameda Ventures to buy out its digital assets, claiming that the moves "are not value-maximizing" and may "harm clients."
In a rejection letter submitted in court on Sunday as part of its continuing bankruptcy procedures, Voyager lending attorneys condemned the offer made public by FTX, FTX US, and Alameda on Friday to buy out all of Voyager's assets and existing liabilities, leaving the defaulted loan to Three Arrows Capital (3AC).
Bankman-Fried proposal plan
On Friday, the three businesses linked to FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried proposed a plan to Voyager in which Alameda would absorb all of Voyager's assets and utilise FTX or FTX US to sell and distribute them equally among subscribers affected by the bankruptcy.
Bankman-Fried stated in FTX's news release that his idea was a method for Voyager customers to recover their losses and move on from the platform:
“Voyager’s customers did not choose to be bankruptcy investors holding unsecured claims. The goal of our joint proposal is to help establish a better way to resolve an insolvent crypto business.”
In a late-night Twitter conversation, Bankman-Fried reiterated his firm's justification for asking to purchase Voyager. He claimed that Voyager's clients had "been through enough already," and that they should be able to retrieve their assets as quickly as possible because bankruptcy processes "can take years."
Voyager Lending Response
On Sunday, in response to Bankman-Fried proposal plan, the Voyager lending claimed:
“The AlamedaFTX proposal is nothing more than a liquidation of cryptocurrency. It’s a low-ball bid dressed up as a white knight rescue.”
It also outlined six ways in which the proposal could "harm customers," including capital gains tax consequences, unfairly capping the value of each Voyager user's account at its July 5 value, and the effective elimination of the VGX token, which would "instantly destroy in excess of $100 million in value:"
The letter further rejected claims that AlamedaFTX had a better chance of obtaining purchase bids owing to the two companies' continuous partnerships, stating: "Nothing could be farther from the truth as indicated by this answer."
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Author: Priya Kumari
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