Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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May 21 2009 | 9:26am ET
A quartet of private equity funds are seeking to buy a “critically undercapitalized” Florida bank.
The Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, Centerbridge Capital Partners and WL Ross & Co. submitted a bid for BankUnited Financial Corp., which regulators ordered to seek a buyer or merger partner in January, Reuters reports. Bids for the bank were due to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday morning.
BankUnited had assets of $13.1 billion and deposits of $8.7 billion as of March 31.
The auction for the bank is not public, so it is unclear if there are other bidders. Fellow p.e. shop J.C. Flowers & Co., which led a consortium to buy the assets of IndyMac earlier this year, Goldman Sachs and Toronto-Dominion Bank have also reported mulled bidding on BankUnited.
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 ...