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Ishbia pledged UWM shares worth $4.6B to secure two loans prior to NBA deal

Mat Ishbia, chairman and chief executive officer at United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), provided more than half of the mortgage company’s outstanding shares as a guarantee to secure loans ahead of the acquisition of the Phoenix Suns, according to a Bloomberg report.

According to the report, Ishbia pledged stock he controls to back two loans that were finalized days before his purchase of the Suns was approved. The deal, which values the Suns at $4 billion, first became public in December. The executive received the NBA blessing in February.

In total, 805 million shares, currently worth details ⇒

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