US private equity firm
The private equity syndicate has offered €22.50 per share, and is chasing a 25% representation on Hypo’s board. Other members of the consortium include
In a statement, JC Flowers said it would continue to support the expansion of the business, both in Germany and internationally, including the Japanese market.
The deal marks JC Flowers’ second acquisition in the German financial services sector. In bought a 27% stake in HSH Nordbank in August 2006. It closed its last fund, JC Flowers II, in 2006 with US$7bn.