MILAN, July 16 UniCredit has received
at least three binding offers for debt collection unit UCCMB,
which Italy's biggest bank by assets has put up for sale as it
tackles its large stock of soured loans, three sources close to
the matter said on Wednesday.
The offers include one by a group made of Fortress
Investment Group and real estate group Prelios
, another by U.S. investment firm Cerberus Capital
Management and Jupiter Asset Management, and a third by private
equity firm Apollo Global Management.
The offer presented by the Cerberus and Jupiter team was
only for UCCMB's servicing platform, the sources added.
UniCredit and the mentioned bidders declined to comment.
The deadline for submission of binding offers expired on
Wednesday, one of the sources said.
UniCredit has previously said it expects to seal the sale of
the Verona-based UCCMB impaired loan management unit by the end
of the year.
(Reporting by Gianluca Semeraro and Massimo Gaia, writing by
Agnieszka Flak, editing by Danilo Masoni)