Sunday, 3 May 2015
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Sep 29 2009 | 2:03pm ET
Those celebrating the impending merger between CIT Group and IndyMac Bank, spearheaded by hedge fund guru John Paulson, might want to put away the bubbly.
Just hours after the New York Post reported that the Paulson & Co. chief was mulling a plan to merge the troubled lender with the bank he bought as part of a consortium of hedge funds and private equity firms, the anonymous denials started piling up fast and furious.
“There is absolutely no relation between IndyMac and CIT,” one unnamed source told Reuters. “Linking the two companies is just wrong.”
Business Insider’s source called the alleged talks “pure nonsense.”
The Post, citing its own unnamed sources, called the potential merger between CIT, which remains in hot water despite a multi-billion dollar hedge fund-backed bailout, and IndyMac, which is now called OneWest Bank, one of several options for saving CIT. The tabloid did say that no formal discussions between the two institutions had occurred, but that the plan had been kicked around by some creditors, including Paulson.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…