WL Ross and Blackstone Group Largest BankUnited Shareholders

(Reuters) – Wilbur Ross’s WL Ross & Co, Carlyle Group [CYL.UL] and Blackstone Group (BX.N) each took stakes of between 20 percent and 24.9 percent in Florida lender BankUnited, a source familiar with the group said on Friday.

Centerbridge Capital’s stake is below that, while other investors are much smaller participants, the source said.

U.S. bank regulators seized troubled Florida lender BankUnited FSB on Thursday and sold it to the investor group.

Florida lender BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc (BBX.N) would be in the list of targets for further acquisitions to be rolled into BankUnited, the source added.

BankAtlantic did not have an immediate comment, while a spokesman for the investor group could not not be reached immediately for comment. (Reporting by Paritosh Bansal) (For more M&A news and our DealZone blog, go to www.reuters.com/deals)