Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Sep 29 2008 | 9:04am ET
Private equity firm J.C. Flowers & Co. has raised a $2.5 billion buyout fund to invest in banks and financial firms battered by the Wall Street crisis.
The New York-based firm finished a first round of fundraising this month, and may raise additional capital if needed, Bloomberg News reports. Flowers last month won approval to buy the nationally-chartered First National Bank of Cainesville, Mo., which he said he may use to buy “troubled of failed depository institutions.”
Flowers has considered making investments in at least two financial firms this year, advising Bank of America on its purchase of Merrill Lynch, as well as trying to invest in insurer American International Group before its bailout by the government this month.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...