VIE's, Intercompany Debt, and Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

posted Mar 30, 2012, 7:22 AM by John Ye
Variable Interest Entities (VIE’s)
ØEstablished as a separate business structure
vJoint Venture
ØFrequently has neither independent management nor employees
ØTypical purposes
  • vTransfers of financial assets
  • vLeasing
  • vResearch and development
  • vHedging financial instruments
Intra-Entity Debt Transactions - Debt Acquired from Outside
ØThe acquired debt must be treated as if it has been extinguished.
ØAny related gain or loss related to this “early extinguishment of debt” must be immediately recognized by the consolidated entity.
ØSubsequent payment of principal or interest is treated as a cash transfer.