Second Curve Capital Files Form 4 on CompuCredit (CCRT) ~ market folly

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Second Curve Capital Files Form 4 on CompuCredit (CCRT)

Tom Brown's hedge fund firm Second Curve Capital recently filed multiple Form 4's with the SEC regarding transactions in shares of CompuCredit (CCRT). These filings represent indirect ownership and were made by advisory clients of Second Curve. In total, Second Curve reported acquisition of 81,000 shares during the last 10 days of December.

Second Curve acquired their shares through various lots ranging in price from $6.59 to $6.95. Shares of CCRT are currently trading around $6.72. After all purchases were made, they owned 4,260,630 shares of CompuCredit. We noted Second Curve reported transactions in CCRT back in September as well.

Also, in a separately filed Form 4, advisory clients of Second Curve Capital have purchased 29,000 shares of Tennessee Commerce Bancorp (TNCC). The purchases were made in the last three days of December in various lots at prices of $4.84, $4.82, and $4.91. After all was said and done, Second Curve reported owning 1,271,456 shares of TNCC. We detailed Second Curve's recent addition of TNCC shares and this marks a subsequent recent purchase after originally purchasing shares in August.

Per Google Finance, Tennessee Commerce Bancorp is "a bank holding company formed to own the shares of Tennessee Commerce Bank (the Bank). The Bank conducts business from a single location in the Cool Springs commercial area of Franklin. As of December 31, 2009, the Bank had total assets of $1.4 billion. The Bank offers a range of retail and commercial banking services."

CompuCredit is "a provider of various credit and related financial services and products to or associated with the financially underserved consumer credit market."

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