Struggling crypto lender Voyager Digital rejected FTX’s provide to purchase all its property and refund prospects in a July 24 letter as a result of it being a “low-ball” provide which will “hurt customers.”
FTX’s liquidity provide for Voyager’s prospects
On July 22, FTX submitted a joint proposal that may have seen it present liquidity for patrons of the bankrupt crypto lender.
According to the proposal, the crypto alternate would buy all of Voyager Digital’s property at honest market worth bar its $650 million loan to Three Arrows Capital (3AC).
Voyager customers who select to take part within the scheme would be capable of open an FTX account that may have a gap stability of their claims towards the bankrupt agency. These customers can select to withdraw these funds or use them to buy crypto.
According to Sam Bankman-Fried, the proposal “allows customers to obtain early liquidity and reclaim a portion of their assets without forcing them to speculate on bankruptcy outcomes and take one-sided risks.”
Voyager Digital rejects provide
Voyager attorneys have fired again at FTX’s public provide, saying it is “misleading” and will have an effect on any potential deal.
Voyager revealed that it had filed a bidding movement process for the way bidding ought to occur. The agency “will entertain any serious proposal made pursuant to the Bidding Procedures described in its Motion.”
The letter stated FTX’s proposal was in contravention of the bidding process and was additionally designed to “generate publicity” for the SBF-led agency “rather than (add) value for Voyager’s customers.”
The strongly worded letter suggested prospects to learn via FTX’s proposal to allow them to discern for themselves that it doesn’t profit them. According to the doc:
“The AlamedaFTX proposal is nothing more than a liquidation of cryptocurrency on a basis that advantages AlamedaFTX. It’s a low-ball bid dressed up as a white knight rescue. To anyone who reads the proposal even in a cursory way, it will be obvious that the stand-alone Plan that Voyager filed is capable of delivering far more value to customers than the AlamedaFTX proposal.”
The letter concluded that FTX violated its obligations to the Debtors and the Bankruptcy Court. But Voyager stays dedicated to the restructuring course of and discovering a “value-maximizing transaction that is beneficial to Voyager’s customers and stakeholders.”
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has responded to the letter stating why his agency submitted the provide.
1) Voyager misplaced buyer property, however it nonetheless has the bulk left.
Why have not these been returned to prospects but?
Sad info from a chapter course of.
— SBF (@SBF_FTX) July 25, 2022
SBF questioned why Voyager has did not refund prospects’ property since it nonetheless has a majority. According to him, the chapter course of might take a number of years, citing the instance of Mt. Gox, which is yet to refund customers’ funds seven years after submitting for chapter.
SBF rationalized that whereas Voyager isn’t paying its prospects, it is already dropping cash to chapter as it has to pay all of the consultants concerned within the course of
The FTX chief added that these opposing his proposal have been the third events concerned moderately than the affected prospects.