J. Christopher Flowers, the private- equity investor who in September called Europe’s economies “deeply troubling,” said 2012 will be a “good time” to invest in financial companies unless the euro zone splinters.
J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, a U.S. leveraged buyout firm, plans to inject 50 million pounds ($79 million) into Kent Reliance Building Society as part of a plan to acquire more customer-owned lenders in the U.K.
Financier J. Christopher Flowers won U.S. approval to buy a two-branch bank in New Jersey, in a rare bank takeover by a private-equity fund manager that may revive a debate about such investors’ role in the banking system.
Bank of Ireland Plc , the country’s largest bank, soared in Dublin trading as J. Christopher Flowers , founder of New York private-equity firm J.C. Flowers & Co, signaled he is continuing to look for Irish banking assets.
J. Christopher Flowers, founder of private-equity firm JC Flowers & Co., has moved to London from the U.S. to take advantage of what he sees as more investment opportunities in Europe, according to a company official.