GPB Capital is the Target of Multiple Investigations Related to Allegations that it May be a Ponzi Scheme
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GBP Capital Lawsuit — Recent News, Updates & Broker Investigations:
- Triad Advisors Subject to Multiple Disputes Regarding Sales of GPB Funds (3/18/2020)
- Christopher Shaw, Formerly of Kalos Capital, Facing Customer Dispute Concerning Sale of GPB Capital Investments (3/4/2020)
- GPB Capital Holdings Sued by Volkswagen Based on Allegations that GPB Violated an Agreement Between the Parties (2/24/2020)
- Brian Frank, Broker for Ascendant Alternative Strategies, Facing $250,000 Customer Dispute Over Alleged Unsuitability and Misrepresentation (2/13/2020)
- GPB Capital Announces Some Investors Will Not Receive Important Tax Documents by Tax Day (2/12/2020)
- Michael Sievert, Financial Advisor with Arkadios Capital, Named in Customer Disputes Regarding GPB Capital Holdings (2/11/2020)
- Federal Lawsuit Filed Against GPB Capital Holdings, Ascendant Capital, and the Brokerage Firms (2/5/2020)
- SEC Likely to Charge GPB Capital Holdings in Near Future (1/22/2020)
- David Rosenberg, Former CEO of Prime Automotive, Demands Job Back as Prime Appoints New Chief Executive (1/14/2020)
- Kristian Finfrock, Registered Representative for Kalos Capital, Sued for Wrongful Sale of GPB Capital Investments (1/10/2020)
- John Hoidas, Currently of Uhlmann Price Securities, Accused of Selling GPB Capital Investments (1/9/2020)
- Jeffrey Dixson, Currently of Madison Avenue Securities, Facing Customer Complaint Concerning GPB Capital Investments (1/8/2020)
- Gary Imel, Formerly of Ameriprise Financial, Facing Investigation Over GPB Capital Losses (1/7/2020)
- Investors Facing Advice to “Do Nothing” While GPB Capital Holdings Continues to Struggle (12/30/2019)
- Michael Sievert, Financial Advisor at Arkadios Capital, Accused of Selling Unsuitable Investments in GPB Capital Holdings (12/19/2019)
GPB Capital (CRD#: 169825/ SEC#: 801–79413) is a private investment entity. The company’s core model centers around “acquiring income-producing assets” — most notably, auto dealerships and trash hauling companies.
In the fall of 2018, GPB announced that it was halting sales to new investors and suspending redemptions to address accounting issues. The following funds were affected:
- GPB Automotive Portfolio, LP
- GPB Holdings, LP
- GPB Holdings II, LP
- GPB Holdings III, LP
- GPB Holdings Qualified, LP
- GPB Cold Storage, LP
- GPB NYC Development, LP
- GPB Eurobond Finance, PLC
- GPB Waste Management, LP
- GPB Scientific, LLC
This company is now being investigated by regulators and law enforcement as a potential Ponzi scheme. If you are an investor who lost money in GPB Capital, it is essential that you consult with an experienced Ponzi scheme lawyer right away. You may be eligible to recover financial compensation for your damages.
Here are the Top Three Things You Need to Know About the GPB Capital Lawsuit Investigation
1. The SEC, FINRA, and State Regulators are Investigating GPB Capital
GPB Capital is facing multiple investigations from state and national securities regulators. In addition, ProPublica reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), raided the investment company’s New York City offices in February of 2019. The Massachusetts Securities Division is also investigating more than 60 registered brokerage firms that sold this illiquid, high-risk private placement investment to customers.
2. GPB Capital is Accused of Being a Ponzi Scheme
In a legal complaint filed in the New York Supreme Court, a former business partner of GPB Capital alleges that the investment entity is little more than a “complicated and manipulative” Ponzi scheme.
Among other things, this former associate contends that GPB was only able to pay investors significant returns based on “falsified financial information” and that the investment company had to “implement a different investment methodology” to stay afloat. This is extremely alarming.
If proven true, investors are facing the possibility of serious losses. Since 2013, GPB Capital has reportedly raised nearly $2 billion from investors.
3. Financial Advisors and Brokerage Firms May Be Liable for Losses in GPB Capital
Many financial advisors and brokerage firms encouraged customers to invest in GBP Capital. As was mentioned, Massachusetts regulators are investigating dozens of brokerage firms that offered this private placement investment.
Among many others, broker-dealers that recommended and sold risky GPB Capital fund to investors include, but are not limited to:
- Royal Alliance Associates Inc.
- SagePoint Financial Inc.
- FSC Securities Corp.
- Woodbury Financial Services Inc.
- Newbridge Securities
- Ladenburg Thalman
- Hightower Securities
- Kalos Capital, Inc.
- Concorde Investment Services (DBA Peregrine Private Capital Corporation)
- National Securities Corporation
While selling GPB Capital funds allowed financial advisors and broker-dealers to bring in high commissions and fees, doing so put investors at considerable risk.
Investors who relied on their financial advisor or brokerage firm to perform adequate due diligence may be eligible to recover compensation for losses sustained in GPB Capital.
Jeffrey R. Sonn is a securities fraud attorney. He has more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of investors nationwide. If you or your family member sustained significant losses in GPB Capital, you need to speak to a lawyer immediately. For a free initial consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Sonn Law Group today.