Sales Surge on European NPLs

Sales Surge on European NPLs

Forget Wimbledon and tourist attractions such as the Roman Coliseum, U.S. investors are flocking to Europe to pursue lucrative opportunities in the non-performing loan (NPL) market.

Loan sales during the first half of the year reached €40.9 billion ($55.5 billion)―a 611 percent spike compared to the same period a year ago. And American buyers are leading the charge. U.S. private equity firms such as Blackstone and Cerberus accounted for three-fourths of that buyi

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