GPB Capital Holdings Sued by Volkswagen Based on Allegations that GPB Violated an Agreement Between the Parties

Volkswagen claimed that GPB broke an agreement when it removed David Rosenberg from his position as the head of three automotive dealerships. 

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GPB Capital Investments sued by volkswagonVolkswagen of America, Inc., filed an amended complaint against GPB Capital alleging that GPB violated an agreement by removing David Rosenberg from his position as had of three dealerships. This comes after Rosenberg himself sued GPB in Massachusetts, claiming that GPB engaged in serious financial misconduct and that it tried to oust him after he notified the SEC. 

GPB Capital Holdings is a New York-based investment firm that offers exempt, private-placement securities. These investments inherently have a high degree of risk due to their nature as unregistered securities offerings (and without regulatory oversight). The investment firm raised $1.8 billion from investors through private placements that invested in automotive dealerships, the waste management industry, and middle-market lending. These investments were high risk and high commission (nearly 8%) private placements.

After Rosenberg was eventually terminated from GPB, Volkswagen demanded that GPB divest from the dealerships, according to the complaint. GPB moved for the matter to be tried in private arbitration last month. Volkswagen is seeking declaratory judgment over the control of three auto dealerships. 

GPB Capital has been embroiled in legal disputes in the recent past. In November 2019, GPB informed investors that they would not be supplying the audited financial reports by their deadline, even though investors have been awaiting the audits since April. 

In June 2019, GPB Capital Holdings reported losses in the value of two of its investment funds: GPB Holdings II and GPB Automotive Portfolio. GPB Holdings II saw a decline in value of 25.4% and GPB Automotive Portfolio have decreased by 39%. GPB Holdings II and GPB Automotive Portfolio make up the majority of GPB Capital Holdings’ portfolio, raising $1.27 billion from investors.

GPB Capital Holdings manages the following nine private placements:

GPB Capital Holdings’ other funds also reported declines in an estimated value of 25% to 73%.

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