SVB Financial

Shareholder amplifies concerns about sale price in Boston Private deal


The investment fund HoldCo Asset Management said the $900 million price tag of the agreement with SVB Financial Group “substantially undervalues” Boston Private Financial Holdings.


SVB Financial releases reserves, citing venture capital rebound


The company's Silicon Valley Bank unit reduced its loan-loss cushion by $52 million. Private-equity and VC clients have warmed to the practice of doing deals virtually, which increases lending opportunities, SVB executives said.


Silicon Valley Bank targets Denmark, where lenders don't need licenses


A California bank with deep ties to the U.S. venture capital industry is targeting Denmark for growth, as a lack of regulatory constraints on lending make the country a preferred destination in Scandinavia.


SVB Financial's big bet on China


The parent of Silicon Valley Bank is as bullish as Citi on the growth potential in China, despite the trade war. SVB's focus on early-stage startups is boosting its profits from Asia.


Silicon Valley Bank pays $250,000 per employee, tops in the U.S.


Silicon Valley, better known for hot tech start-ups and venture capital firms, is also home to the highest-paying public bank in the U.S.


SVB Financial's large loans to PE, VC firms rise 48%


The parent company of Silicon Valley Bank predicted a strong year, saying the high-tech and other niches it serves are built to withstand current economic uncertainty.


Booming tech sector spurs spike in SVB profit


The California company also benefited from higher interest rates and double-digit loan growth.


Silicon Valley Bank to open office in Germany with Deutsche alumna


Silicon Valley Bank expects to receive a banking license from Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority by the end of May and to open its first German location in Frankfurt in the coming weeks.


SVB is riding the tech wave to record profits. Can it last?


Equity warrants. Capital calls. Off-balance-sheet accounts. SVB's unusual business model thrives on financing rainmakers and cutting-edge firms, but old-school issues like overconcentration, unpredictable fee income and stock market swings lurk in the background.