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(Reuters) -Swiss financial institution UBS Group AG (SIX:) has put aside $4 billion in provisions for potential litigation and regulatory points stemming from its takeover of Credit score Suisse, the financial institution stated in a submitting on Tuesday, because it ready to finish the rescue of its Swiss rival.
UBS estimated a “unfavorable goodwill” of $34.8 billion from its acquisition of Credit score Suisse.
The transaction’s huge one-off acquire, a results of “unfavorable goodwill” connected to the 167-year-old financial institution that has struggled for years with scandals and losses, will enable UBS to soak up one-off losses associated to the takeover.
Analysts at Jefferies had stated restructuring prices, litigation provisions and the deliberate winding down of the non-core unit might add as much as $28 billion, however solely a few of that may be booked upfront.
Since UBS has but to achieve full perception in Credit score Suisse’s books, the numbers might change in coming months.
The deal – the primary rescue of a world financial institution for the reason that monetary disaster of 2008 – will create a world wealth supervisor with greater than $5 trillion in invested property with greater than 120,000 workers worldwide.