JC Flowers consortium invests in Shinsei Bank

The US private equity player, along with Swiss Re and Grupo Santander, pays $1.8 billion for a 32.6% stake in the Japanese bank.

Shinsei Bank has announced that it has received a tender offer of Ñ425 $3.80 per share for up to 22.7% of its outstanding common shares, or 358.5 million shares, from a group of US and European investors.

Simultaneously, Shinsei says it will raise Ñ50 billion through the issue of 117.6 million new shares at the same price as the tender offer. The new shares will also be sold to the tender offeror JC Flowers JCF and JCF's co-investors, Swiss...

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