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    1. July 20, 2014

      J Christopher Flowers: after the storm, the deals

      J Christopher Flowers grimaces as he remembers what a “lonely place” it was to be a private equity investor specialising in...

    2. July 20, 2014

      J Christopher Flowers warns of banking crisis

      One of the biggest private equity investors in the banking sector has warned that regulation has depressed profitability so...

    1. June 6, 2014

      Flat debut for OneSavings Bank

      Shares in OneSavings Bank ended the week marginally down on their launch price, following the company’s initial public...

    2. June 4, 2014

      OneSavings feels cooling IPO climate

      A British bank owned by US private equity investor Christopher Flowers has priced its shares at the bottom of its range,...

    3. May 7, 2014

      Appearing unique is the big test for challenger banks

      The name Kent Reliance oozes respectability. Branding consultants might have picked it out in a crowd as a way to sound...

    4. May 7, 2014

      OneSavings aims for £500m-£600m valuation

      OneSavings Bank has announced plans to list on the London Stock Exchange and raise £41m, in the first of a series of...

    5. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2013

      Vzla's Banesco and Spain's NCG Banco: diversifying risk

      With Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela, engaged in an “economic offensive” against what he calls “capitalist...

    6. December 18, 2013

      Banesco of Venezuela in €1bn deal with Spain’s NCG Banco

      The Spanish government has sold NCG Banco, one of three nationalised banks that was still in state hands, to Banesco of...

    7. 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...

    8. May 30, 2013

      Royal Bank of Scotland rejects JC Flowers’ bid

      Royal Bank of Scotland has narrowed the field of bidders for hundreds of its branches, leaving three rival factions of City...

    9. FT Alphaville

      May 15, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Japan’s Nikkei 225 climbed above 15,000 for the first time since January 2008. The benchmark index reached as high as 15,109...

    10. 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...

    11. January 4, 2013

      European bargains harder to find

      US private equity investors,have tried to replicate abroad the returns they delivered at home, where they bought failed...

    12. January 4, 2013

      Private equity bets on retail banking

      The cobbled streets of a tranquil cathedral city may seem an unlikely setting for the world of US private equity to make an...

    13. January 4, 2013

      RBS aims to flush out fresh branch bids

      Royal Bank of Scotland is trying to drum up interest in the portfolio of 316 branches it must sell under EU state-aid rules,...

    14. November 23, 2012

      RBS – buyout prowlers

      Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Private equity groups seem to think so. JC Flowers, AnaCap Financial and...

    15. November 22, 2012

      AnaCap Financial eyes RBS branches

      Royal Bank of Scotland has attracted interest from a second private equity group looking at a potential bid for hundreds of...

    16. 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...

    17. October 21, 2012

      Nationwide eyes branches in RBS sell-off

      Nationwide Building Society has not ruled out making a bid for the several hundred branches Royal Bank of Scotland was...

    18. October 17, 2012

      Lerbinger to leave HSH Nordbank

      HSH Nordbank’s chief executive is to leave as the bank struggles with an escalating crisis in global shipping and an...

    19. October 15, 2012

      RBS – left at the altar

      What a mess. Less than a week after successfully floating its Direct Line insurance subsidiary, Royal Bank of Scotland is...

    20. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2012

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE What to make of the latest round of Chinese data: Kate provides a wrap of all the...

    21. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Sir Richard Branson and Christopher Flowers are set to go head to head for hundreds of branches being offloaded by RBS,...

    22. October 14, 2012

      Branson and Flowers consider RBS move

      Sir Richard Branson and US private equity entrepreneur Christopher Flowers are set to go head to head for hundreds of...

    23. May 24, 2012

      Cerberus faces new obstacle at Aozora

      Cerberus’s efforts to exit Aozora Bank, more than a decade after the private equity firm’s initial investment in the...

    24. May 9, 2012

      Vulture funds circle over Ireland and Spain

      Ireland swiftly emerged as a favoured destination for distressed debt investors, when Europe was hit by the financial crisis...

    25. May 8, 2012

      Shinsei suffers sharp income fall

      Shinsei Bank reported a sharp drop in consolidated net income for the year to March 2012 to Y6.4bn, compared with Y42.6bn...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 26, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian markets were firm Thursday morning after the Fed published improved projections for the US economy, and Ben Bernanke...

    27. April 25, 2012

      Flowers leaves US for London berth

      Christopher Flowers, the veteran private equity investor, has moved to London from the US, seeing a shift in the balance of...

    28. 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...

    29. March 18, 2012

      Carlyle poaches senior Lloyds banker

      Carlyle has hired a senior banker from Lloyds to expand its financial services arm into Europe in a move that highlights how...

    30. 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...

    31. February 2, 2012

      Different rules for regulated persons?

      From Mr Stephen Gilchrist. Sir, With reference to your report “Ex-JC Flowers executive given FSA fine and ban” (January 30):...

    32. 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...

    33. FT Alphaville

      January 31, 2012

      JC Flower's UK boss fined and banned for fake invoice scheme

      Extraordinary, this — so we’ll just slam up the details from the FSA: The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has today fined...

    34. 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...

    35. FT Alphaville

      October 31, 2011

      The minutes tick away for MF Global [updated]

      [Update: WSJ is saying MF Global is close to filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as Monday, and to selling...

    36. October 21, 2011

      Bain pays Y160bn for Skylark restaurant chain

      Bain Capital has bought a Japanese restaurant chain for Y160bn (£1.3bn, $2.1bn) in what is the country’s biggest private...

    37. 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...

    38. October 4, 2011

      Run-off: Opportunities abound in legacy portfolios

      The run-off industry is obscure, even to most people in insurance. But, with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of...

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