1. Prudential Financial sold its noncontrolling interest in a retail brokerage joint venture with Wells Fargo for $4.5 billion in cash. Prudential originally forged the joint venture with Wachovia in 2003.

2. Private-equity firm Badger Capital injected $400 million of capital into struggling Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin, giving Badger and its chief, Steven Hovde, majority control of the $4.6 billion-asset company.

3. State Street Corp. agreed to buy the securities-services business of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo for $1.8 billion in cash and a promise to infuse it with $800 million in new capital when the deal closes.

4. New York Community Bancorp entered into a loss-sharing agreement with the FDIC to acquire the failed AmTrust Bank in Cleveland. NYCB agreed to take $9 billion of AmTrust's $12 billion of assets.

5. In another private-equity deal, PNBK Holdings paid $50 million for a majority stake in the $937 million-asset Patriot National Bancorp of Stamford, Conn. PNBK is headed by New York investor Michael Carrazza.

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