Michael has over 20 years of experience representing individual and small business plaintiffs against the world’s large financial institutions, including Visa, Mastercard, and Chase.
Our GPB Capital Lawyers are currently filing cases on behalf of investors who invested in GPB Capital Automotive Portfolio. GPB Automotive had reportedly declined in value by nearly 40% by the end of 2018, and the company has yet to reveal the true value of the fund for 2020.
Our GPB Securities Team has filed many individual cases against the broker-dealers and firms who sold GPB Capital investments. If you invested in GPB Automotive Portfolio, you may be able to recover your losses. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.
GPB Automotive News
GPB Automotive Portfolio is one of GPB Capital’s two largest funds, along with GPB Holdings II. This fund was sold to investors by more than 60 different broker-dealers, with a minimum investment of $100,000. According to InvestmentNews, GPB Automotive raised $622.1 million from wealthy investors from 2013-2018 alone.
InvestmentNews explains that, while smaller firms have sold GPB funds to investors, there are many prominent firms who have also sold GPB Automotive. These broker-dealers include:
- Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.
- Sagepoint Financial, Inc.
- FSC Securities, Corp.
- Woodbury Financial Services, Inc.
InvestmentNews reports that, together, GPB Automotive and GPB Holdings II have paid brokers $100.1 million in commissions, at a rate of 7.9%.
Our GPB Securities Lawyers have filed claims on behalf of clients of many of these broker-dealers. In fact, Silver Law Group filed the first arbitration claim against Sagepoint Financial on behalf of a GPB investor who had $400,000 invested in GPB Automotive.
If you invested in GPB Automotive through these firms, or others, you may be eligible for monetary recovery. Contact an attorney to discuss your options.
Visit our GPB Investment News page to learn more about GPB Capital and your investment.
GPB Misses Deadline for Automotive Financial Statements; Suspends Funds Redemptions
In 2018, GPB missed its April 30th deadline to file financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission for GPB Automotive Portfolio and GPB Holdings II. According to a letter sent from GPB to broker-dealers who sold GPB investments, this was because
As part of the registration process, Holdings II and Automotive must produce annual audited financial statements that conform with SEC regulations and the auditing standards issued by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
In the absence of audited financial statements, the letter states, GPB further delayed the filings of its registration statement, and the company suspended the redemptions of its funds. These funds include:
- GPB Automotive Portfolio
- GPB Holdings II
- GPB Holdings III
- GPB Holdings Qualified
- GPB Cold Storage
- GPB NYC Development
- GPB Waste Management Fund
Many investors remain stuck in their GPB investments for this reason.
GPB Automotive Plummets in Value
In June of 2019, GPB admitted that by the end of 2018 its GPB Automotive fund had declined by nearly 40%. This means that investors were left with significantly less than their principle investment. Further, investors remain stuck in GPB Automotive and can’t pull their money out because GPB suspended redemptions.
GPB’s numbers are unaudited, and were generated in 2018. This means that investor’s losses may be even larger than what GPB reported. The company has yet to disclose the fund’s value over the last six months, and has still not provided any information about what caused the decline in value in the first place.
If you invested in GPB Automotive and have lost money, or remain stuck in your uncertain investment, you may be able to recover your losses. Speak with our GPB Lawyers Team to learn more about your options.
GPB Capital Letter: GPB Automotive Fails to Issue Schedule K-1 Tax Documents
In January of 2020, GPB Capital reportedly issued a letter to some investors, stating that the the company would not be able to issue Schedule K-1 tax documents for the GPB Automotive Portfolio before tax day on April 15th. According to InvestmentNews, the K-1 form was meant to tell investors what they gained or lost in their investment during the relevant period, as well as the current value of the fund.
InvestmentNews reports that there are at least 6,353 investors or limited partners in the GPB Automotive fund. Many of these investors may still not know the true value of their investment. The news source states,
GPB has a history of not providing investors with timely information.
The GPB letter allegedly states that the company hopes to release the Schedule K-1 information by the end of July. This means that investors may have to wait months to learn the true value of their investment. Many investors may even have to file for an extension on their taxes as a result.
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