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    1. February 10, 2014

      Cabot buys smaller rival from Duke Street

      Britain’s largest debt collector has agreed to buy a smaller operator from private equity group Duke Street in the latest...

    2. July 18, 2013

      JC Flowers to buy loans from state-owned Northern Rock

      US private equity investor JC Flowers is poised to buy £450m of loans from Northern Rock as the government accelerates the...

    1. May 27, 2013

      Buyout groups eye debt collectors as UK banks shed loans

      The planned acquisition of UK debt collector Cabot by New York-buyout house JC Flowers announced earlier this month has...

    2. May 15, 2013

      JC Flowers buys UK debt collector Cabot

      The private equity group run by Christopher Flowers is to acquire Britain’s leading debt collector, marking the former...

    3. April 1, 2013

      Blackstone arm acquires Multi Corp’s debt

      Blackstone’s European real estate arm has acquired almost half of the debt of Multi Corp and may soon gain control of the...

    4. November 16, 2012

      AIG and JC Flowers line up for PICC stake

      AIG and JC Flowers are among the leading contenders to take big stakes in China’s PICC Group ahead of the insurance...

    5. April 3, 2012

      BTG Pactual IPO will value investment bank at $15bn

      BTG Pactual is set to float later this month in a deal that will value the rapidly growing Brazilian investment bank’s...

    6. March 20, 2012

      Why Flowers is only partially correct

      From Mr Hugo Anson. Sir, Christopher Flowers, head of the private equity firm JC Flowers, who ran Goldman Sachs’ financial...

    7. February 6, 2012

      JC Flowers does not decide next steps

      From Mr J. Christopher Flowers. Sir, With reference to your coverage last week, I am writing to establish definitively the...

    8. February 5, 2012

      UK looks to bridge regulatory divide with US

      Americans and the British are said to be two peoples divided by a common language, and three recent enforcement cases...

    9. February 1, 2012

      No fairness in rich man’s justice

      There is one law for the rich and another for the poor. What else can one conclude from the decision by the City of London...

    10. January 31, 2012

      Scent of scandal returns to haunt JC Flowers

      Christopher Flowers, the former Goldman Sachs banker who made his name with a $1bn profit from investing in Japan’s Shinsei...

    11. January 31, 2012

      Ex-JC Flowers executive given FSA fine and ban

      The man who headed the bid by JC Flowers for the UK bank Northern Rock has been banned from the financial services industry...

    12. November 30, 2011

      Bank of Spain poised to decide on Cam’s fate

      The Bank of Spain and the Frob, the country’s bank rescue fund, are set to decide as early as Friday whether to offload the...

    13. October 23, 2011

      Pressure on NBNK to raise Lloyds bid

      NBNK, the new banking venture, is under mounting pressure to raise its bid for a portfolio of branches being sold by Lloyds...

    14. October 16, 2011

      NBNK gets green light for Northern Rock bid

      NBNK is preparing to go up against Richard Branson’s Virgin Money and JC Flowers, the private equity firm, in a £1bn bidding...

    15. September 30, 2011

      SMFG launches $1.1bn move on affiliate Promise

      Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has launched a takeover bid to assume control of Promise, an affiliate, in a significant...

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      September 19, 2011

      Spanish lenders to be seized by Madrid

      Spain’s official bank rescue fund, Frob, is preparing to nationalise three more groups of savings banks at the end of the...

    17. August 13, 2011

      How to give it: J Christopher Flowers

      J Christopher Flowers, 53, founded and runs the private equity investment firm JC Flowers & Co. He donates through the JC...

    18. August 3, 2011

      N Rock expects to make profit in 2012

      Northern Rock, the state-owned bank, expects to return to profit in 2012 for the first time since the financial crisis after...

    19. July 29, 2011

      Bad debts still rising at N Rock unit

      Virgin Money, Richard Branson’s banking business, is preparing for a second battle with JC Flowers, the US private equity...

    20. July 24, 2011

      Virgin scales back UK retail banking plans

      Sir Richard Branson is scaling back his ambitious assault on the UK retail banking market as tough financial requirements...

    21. June 24, 2011

      Be aware of risks of shared-equity mortgage schemes, brokers say

      Two new mortgage schemes that aim to help homebuyers buy a property have been announced this week - but mortgage brokers...

    22. June 22, 2011

      Shinsei in ‘revolutionary’ boost to consumer lending

      Shinsei Bank, in which JC Flowers owns a 27.67 per cent stake, is taking over the consumer lending business of its...

    23. June 16, 2011

      Debt worries hinder Citi disposal

      Citigroup’s attempts to sell OneMain Financial, the largest US consumer finance company, have stumbled over concerns among...

    24. May 28, 2011

      Pension Corporation in talks to raise £500m

      Pension Corporation, the specialist insurer set up by Edi Truell, is in exclusive talks to raise up to £500m in fresh...

    25. March 1, 2011

      JC Flowers backs Shinsei fundraising

      JC Flowers, the private equity group, is making a new investment in Shinsei Bank, taking up about a quarter of new shares to...

    26. January 28, 2011

      Executives see benefit of return to windfall

      Windfall payments to savers and borrowers disappeared in the wave of building society takeovers during the financial crisis,...

    27. January 24, 2011

      Lone Star in talks over Japanese lender

      Lone Star, the US distressed debt specialist, and other creditors are in advanced talks with Advantage Partners to take...

    28. January 20, 2011

      HRE in court victory over stake squeeze

      Minority investors in Hypo Real Estate have lost a legal challenge to the German government’s controversial nationalisation...

    29. January 17, 2011

      An embarrassment of riches, albeit ‘unreal’

      At the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, the organisation responsible for managing China’s $2,850bn in foreign...

    30. December 16, 2010

      N&P in early talks for merger next year

      Norwich & Peterborough building society, the UK’s ninth-largest mutual, is in early discussions with a number of parties...

    31. December 6, 2010

      Steering away from overexposure

      Lambasted by politicians and the media for piling too much debt on to companies, seeing the flow of money from investors dry...

    32. December 5, 2010

      Flowers gets cold feet over caja move

      Christopher Flowers, the US private equity investor, is backing away from completing the first foreign investment in a caja,...

    33. December 5, 2010

      JC Flowers seeks new gains from crisis

      Christopher Flowers is trying to put the past firmly behind him – the recent past in any case. The former Goldman Sachs...

    34. December 1, 2010

      German bank agrees $500m Chinese loan deal

      HSH Nordbank has agreed a $500m loan facility from China Development Bank and the German bank is in talks with the Chinese...

    35. December 1, 2010

      Japan’s Orix joins push to tap Vietnam

      Orix, the Japanese financial services group, has taken a 25 per cent stake in Indochina Capital, one of Vietnam’s biggest...

    36. November 9, 2010

      HSH Nordbank told to oust chief

      HSH Nordbank has been told by its majority owners to get rid of its chief executive in an attempt to draw a line under a...

    37. October 22, 2010

      I’m staying safer with best bonds

      Despite the more robust performance of the stock market in August and September, I am still keeping my own portfolio in...

    38. October 22, 2010

      Kent pushes for Flowers tie-up

      Kent Reliance building society is urging its 180,000 savers and borrowers to give the go-ahead for a tie-up with JC Flowers,...

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