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Bloomberg: CIT to Sell Student Lending Unit to Nelnet for $1.1B

April 17, 2014, 07:31 AM
Filed Under: Mergers & Acquisitions
Related: Bloomberg, CIT

According to a Bloomberg article, CIT Group agreed to sell its student lending business to Nelnet Inc. for about $1.1 billion.

Most of the proceeds will be used to repay debt secured by student loans, leading to a net gain in the second quarter, CIT noted in a recent regulatory filing. Completion is expected by April 25 according to Bloomberg. Nelnet is a consumer finance company based in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The deal covers all of CIT’s government-guaranteed student loan assets and servicing rights, the firm said. While CFO Scott Parker described the current holdings as low-risk, “long term, they don’t kind of fit with the business,” he told analysts in October.

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