SOURCE: CompuCredit


August 03, 2012 17:20 ET

CompuCredit Sells Jefferson Capital for $130.5 Million

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2012) - CompuCredit Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: CCRT) ("CompuCredit") today announced that it has sold its charged-off debt buying operations, Jefferson Capital, to Flexpoint Fund II, L.P. for $130.5 million, of which $10.8 million will be received by CompuCredit if certain performance targets are met by December 31, 2014.

"We are very pleased with the terms of this agreement as it provides us a very favorable return on our Jefferson Capital investment as well as capital that can be used for expansion of our point-of-sale retail consumer lending platform, auto lending platform and other businesses with long-term growth potential that provide attractive returns," said David G. Hanna, Chairman and CEO of CompuCredit. "We also are actively exploring other uses of the capital generated by this sale, including stock buybacks and dividends, as we remain committed to increasing shareholder value."

Raymond James acted as financial advisor to CompuCredit and Troutman Sanders LLP acted as its legal counsel. 

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