The Fahrenheit Consortium, composed of Arrington Capital, a venture capital firm, and US Bitcoin Corporation, a miner, has successfully acquired Celsius Network’s assets through a court-sanctioned auction process. The consortium has received assets worth around $2 billion from Celsius, consisting of their institutional portfolio of loans, staked crypto assets, mining units, and various alternative investments.
About the Celsius Acquisition
As per legal records, the acquisition of Celsius Network, which had gone bankrupt, has been won by The Fahrenheit Consortium.
After being acquired by the Fahrenheit Consortium, Celsius Network is set to be managed by a new entity called NewCo, which will be owned by its creditors. The group, consisting of Arrington Capital and US Bitcoin Corp, will provide the financing, management team, and technology needed to create and operate NewCo.
In addition, Celcius has disclosed that they have also secured a secondary proposal from the Blockchain Recovery Investment Consortium (BRIC) which will act as a backup plan and be implemented if needed. NovaWulf, the competing bidder, was unsuccessful in securing the purchase.
Significance of this Acquisition
After the crypto market crash, Celsius declared bankruptcy in July. Despite this setback, the company had previously secured $1.2 billion through a token sale in 2018 and had a valuation of $3.1 billion during a funding round in April 2021.
Luckily, the Fahrenheit Consortium has taken over Celsius, which is anticipated to furnish the required resources for the company’s ongoing operation and service expansion. The consortium has committed to investing as much as $500 million in Celsius’s assets, which will supply the essential capital for the company’s business development.
It is also anticipated that BRIC will establish a mining corporation that will be publicly traded, granting Celsius creditors full proprietorship of the equity concerns. Moreover, there is a possibility of a management contract with GlobalXDigital. Celsius aims to discuss and present several crucial papers in the following weeks, subject to endorsement from the bankruptcy court.