J.C. Flowers and Co

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AIG Seeks $40B Fed Loan in Bid to Prevent Collapse

Insurance giant tries to stave off credit downgrade, aims to sell assets

(Newser) - In yet another Wall Street meltdown, floundering insurance giant American International Group has turned to the federal government in a bid to stave off a threatened credit-rating downgrade that could trigger the firm’s immediate collapse, reports the New York Times. AIG has requested a $40 billion bridge loan from... More »

Sallie Mae Chief Quits

Equity firm pressured loan giant CEO to step down, ease buyout

(Newser) - The CEO of student loan giant Sallie Mae resigned unexpectedly yesterday in the midst of a $25 billion buyout by a private equity firm. The Wall Street Journal reports that Thomas J. Fitzpatrick was pressured out to stave off Congressional criticism of the buyout by J.C. Flowers and Co,... More »

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