On March 17, 2023, the parent of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) filed for Chapter 11 protection in the Southern District of New York. Unlike SVB itself, its parent, as a bank holding company, was eligible for Chapter 11. In the wake of the recent SVB and Signature Bank failures, it is important for those with potential claims against the parents of failed banks to understand the distinct rules and issues in bank holding company bankruptcies.
This alert provides background on the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and explains significant recent developments, including the subsequent failure of Signature Bank and the U.S. government’s announcement that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will make whole all depositors of both institutions. This alert also describes the new program simultaneously announced by the Federal Reserve to provide additional liquidity to the banking industry.
Run on Silicon Valley Bank