SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 13, 2018
SVB Financial Group
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1191
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (408) 654-7400
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|Item 7.01|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
See Item 8.01. SVB Financial Group (the Company) intends to provide supplemental information regarding the proposed transaction described in Item 8.01 in connection with presentations to analysts and investors. A copy of the slides that will be made available in connection with the presentations is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2. The information contained in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.2 shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
|Item 8.01|| |
On November 13, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing that the Company entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein, a merger subsidiary of the Company will merge with and into Leerink Holdings LLC (Leerink), with Leerink as the surviving company in the merger. The surviving company will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company under the name SVB Leerink. A copy of the Companys press release announcing the transaction is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 9.01|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release, dated November 13, 2018.|
|99.2||Investor Presentation, dated November 13, 2018.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: November 13, 2018||SVB FINANCIAL GROUP|
|By:||/s/ Daniel Beck|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|