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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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