The deal, which the FT mentioned may very well be signed as early as Sunday night, values Credit score Suisse at round $7 billion lower than its market worth at Friday’s shut.
The FT mentioned UBS had provided a worth of 0.25 Swiss francs ($0.27) a share to be paid in UBS inventory. Credit score Suisse shares ended Friday at 1.86 Swiss francs. The fast-moving nature of the negotiations means the phrases of any finish deal may very well be completely different from these reported.
Credit score Suisse declined to touch upon the report when contacted by CNBC.
It had already been battling a string of losses and scandals, and final week sentiment was rocked once more with the collapse of Silicon Valley Financial institution and the shuttering of Signature Financial institution within the U.S., sending shares sliding.
Credit score Suisse’s scale and potential affect on the worldwide economic system is far higher than the U.S. banks. The Swiss financial institution’s stability sheet is round twice the dimensions of Lehman Brothers when it collapsed, at round 530 billion Swiss francs as of end-2022. Additionally it is much more globally inter-connected, with a number of worldwide subsidiaries — making an orderly administration of Credit score Suisse’s state of affairs much more vital.
Credit score Suisse misplaced round 38% of its deposits within the fourth quarter of 2022, and revealed in its delayed annual report early last week that outflows have nonetheless but to reverse. It reported a full-year internet lack of 7.3 billion Swiss francs for 2022 and expects an additional “substantial” loss in 2023.