Irving Picard, the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of Bernard Madoff’s investment firm, spent $26.9 million in the six months ended Sept. 30 while recovering $849,000 for victims of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, according to a report filed in Manhattan federal court.
Ma Sin-chi, a Deutsche Bank AG managing director in Hong Kong, was charged with accepting HK$24.8 million ($3.2 million) in bribes in exchange for advice on the trading of derivative warrants issued by the bank.
Blackstone Group LP offered to pay 43 million euros ($58 million) for a portfolio of homes in Spain being sold by the country’s bad bank as the U.S. private-equity firm builds its rental business in the country, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
United Biscuits, owner of McVitie’s and Jacob’s snacks brands, began raising 725 million pounds ($1.1 billion) of senior loans to replace its debt facilities after selling its KP Snacks unit earlier this year.
Mivisa Group, the Spanish food-can maker partly owned by Blackstone Group LP, got lenders to agree to a 145 million-euro ($187 million) loan to pay its owner a dividend, according to three people familiar with the matter.