Citigroup (C) to Sell Subprime Lending Unit in Canada

Citigroup Inc. (CFree Report) entered into an agreement to sell CitiFinancial, its subprime lending unit in Canada, to an investor group led by private investment firm, JC Flowers and Värde Partners.

This is part of Citigroup’s strategy to emphasize on growth in core businesses through restructuring, expense management and streamlining operations internationally.

The divestiture is subject to regulatory approvals and is anticipated to close in the first half of 2017. While the amount for the sale remained undisclosed, this transaction is not likely to affect Citi’s financials.

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