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Feb 24 2011 | 9:53am ET
Citadel Investment Group, twice E*Trade Financial Corp.'s white knight in dark times, is backing further away from the troubled online brokerage.
The hedge fund giant plans to sell most of its shares in the company, of which it is both the largest shareholder and largest creditor. But Citadel, which currently owns just under 10% of E*Trade's common stock, still owns convertible debt that could bring its stake in the company up to nearly 30%.
Indeed, after the planned sale of as many as 27.6 million shares, Citadel is likely to convert some of that debt into equity.
Citadel has twice bailed out E*Trade, although the firm has over the past two years sold off large chunks of its stake in the company. In April, it dumped some 172 million shares in a similar secondary offering. As in that offering, E*Trade will receive none of the proceeds from this one.
Last year, Citadel's order-flow deal with E*Trade, struck when the hedge fund first threw the company a cash lifeline, expired.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…