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  2. Bear Stearns - Wikipedia

    Bear Stearns' former offices at 383 Madison Avenue Bear Stearns was founded as an equity trading house on May 1, 1923, by Joseph Ainslie Bear, Robert B. Stearns and Harold C. Mayer with $500,000 in capital (equivalent to $7,952,148 in 2021). Internal tensions quickly arose among the three founders.

  3. Bear Stearns: Its Collapse, Bailout, Winners & Losers

    Bear Stearns was a global investment bank located in New York City that collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis. The bank was heavily exposed to mortgage-backed securities that turned into...

  4. Bear Stearns collapses, sold to J.P. Morgan Chase - HISTORY

    On March 16, 2008, Bear Stearns, the 85-year-old investment bank, narrowly avoids bankruptcy by its sale to J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. at the shockingly low price of $2 per share. With a stock...

  5. Bear Stearns: Its Collapse and Bailout - The Balance

    Bear Stearns was an investment bank that survived the Great Depression only to succumb to the Great Recession. Founded in 1923, it became the fifth-largest investment bank by 2008. 1  2  In 2006, it produced a record $9.23 billion in revenue. By 2007, that had fallen to $5.95 billion. 3 .

  6. Dissecting the Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Collapse - Investopedia

    March 16, 2008 —JPMorgan Chase (JPM) announced that it would acquire Bear Stearns in a stock-for-stock exchange that valued the hedge fund at $2 per share. The Mistakes Made The Bear Stearns...

  7. About Us | Bear Stearns Companies

    By the 1980’s Bear Stearns had become a billion dollar powerhouse and grew into a publicly traded company in 1985 becoming globally recognized as a dominant full service investment brokerage and investment banking firm specializing in capital markets, securities trading and lending, wealth management and global clearing services until it was acquired by a global Investment Bank and ceased operations in 2008 during the global financial crisis of that time.

  8. The stunning downfall of Bear Stearns and its bridge-playing ...

    Bear Stearns reached a fire sale agreement that Sunday night, March 16, that valued the firm at just $2 per share. (The price was later raised to $10 per share.) The sale was backed by the Fed,...

  9. A Brief History of Bear Stearns : NPR -

    JPMorgan is getting Bear Stearns for the rock-bottom price of about $2 a share — or about $236 million. That's a stunningly low price when one considers that Bear Stearns' shares were trading...

  10. JPMorgan Chase said Sunday it will acquire rival Bear Stearns in a deal valued at $236.2 million, a stunning collapse for one of the world's largest investment banks. IE 11 is not supported.

  11. Alan Schwartz - Wikipedia

    When Schwartz became CEO, Bear Stearns stock traded around $75 per share; however, the share price continued to drop as the financial crisis worsened over 2007-08. Within a week of its near collapse and merger with JPMorgan Chase on March 16, 2008, the shares were trading at $5.33 per share. After the deal with JPMorgan was announced, the fire sale price of the stock prompted a reportedly angry confrontation between Schwartz and senior trader Alan Mintz in the company gym.