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Goldman Sachs Raising Funds to Buy Celsius Assets

Goldman Sachs Raising Funds to Buy Celsius Assets

Goldman Sachs is looking to raise $2 billion from investors to buy up distressed assets from troubled crypto lender Celsius, according to two people familiar with the matter. CoinDesk reports: The proposed deal would allow investors to buy up Celsius’ assets at potentially big discounts in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the people said. Goldman Sachs appears to be gauging interest and soliciting commitments from Web3 crypto funds, funds specializing in distressed assets and traditional financial institutions with ample cash on hand, according to a person familiar with the situation. The assets, most likely cryptocurrencies having to be sold on the cheap, would then likely be managed by participants in the fundraising push. Celsius has tapped restructuring advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday afternoon. Earlier this month, Celsius abruptly paused withdrawals, swaps, and transfers between accounts, citing “extreme market conditions.” The disclosure sent bitcoin’s price below $20,000 and prompted the firm’s token to take a 60% tumble.

As of Monday, the company said it’s still working on “stabilizing [their] liquidity and operations.”

Read more of this story at Slashdot.