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Newport Beach-based real estate investment trust CV Holdings Inc. has sold $20 million worth of preferred stock to Tricadia Capital Management LLC in New York.

CV Holdings specializes in managing residential non-performing loans and other distressed assets.

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It’s headed by real estate finance veterans and co-chief executives Ricardo Koenigsberger and Kenneth Witkin.

CV Holdings’ stock trades on the OTC Pink marketplace and closed up about 3.6% today, at 29 cents a share, for an $11.4 million market capitalization.

The investment, which included the sale of about 4.3 million shares of CV Holdings common stock, gave Tricadia 20% of CV Holdings’ diluted common equity. Tricadia has the option to purchase another $30 million worth of CV Holdings’ preferred stock, which will increase its total ownership stake to 50%.

Tricadia manages hedge funds and alternative investments. It was founded in 2003 and has about $4 billion in assets under management.