Citi’s $900 Million Blunder Raises Stakes in Revlon Showdown

(Bloomberg) — Even for Citigroup Inc., it was big money. On Wednesday, loan operations staff at the New York bank wired $900 million, seemingly on behalf of Revlon Inc., to lenders of the troubled cosmetics giant controlled by billionaire Ron Perelman.It was a mistake for the ages — a “clerical error,” as Citigroup told lenders — that’s now plunged the bank into a battle between the Perelman empire and a corps of sharp-edged investment funds that have become its impatient creditors.One financier involved likened the surprise payment to finding a fortune on the sidewalk. And, as of late Friday, several …read more

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