NEW YORK — Toronto-Dominion Bank and a consortium of private-equity firms led by billionaire investor Wilbur L. Ross have entered bids to acquire troubled Florida thrift BankUnited Financial Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.

The suitors submitted their offers to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Tuesday morning ahead of a 12 p.m. EDT deadline, the people said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Federal regulators could take BankUnited into receivership soon after soliciting bids for the bank that it deemed "critically undercapitalized."

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