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July 30, 2018
KKR's recent conversion from a partnership to a corporation was the culmination of the firm's long-time love affair with the public markets.
April 3, 2018
As everyone in private equity knows, debt can be a powerful thing. Four years ago today, Ares Management used it to take control of one of America's major music retailers.
March 22, 2018
Apollo Global Management has invested in pizza, casinos, Twinkies, hot tubs and organic foods. Five years ago today, it added education to the mix.
February 7, 2018
On February 7, 2014, KKR agreed to acquire National Vision, an optical retailer with hundreds of locations across the US—including more than 200 in Walmart stores.
December 1, 2017
Worldpay's future is as part of an emerging financial conglomerate. For private equity firms, though, the company's profit-filled past was no doubt much more interesting.
November 17, 2017
In the 11 years since, more substantial deals have taken place. But at the time, the take-private buyout of HCA was one for the record books.
September 15, 2017
Nine years ago today, a stark change occurred in the forecast for The Weather Channel when Bain Capital, Blackstone and NBC Universal bought the company for $3.5 billion.
March 28, 2017
The environment in which Leonard Green Partners invested its fifth flagship fund was very different from the environment in which it was raised. Yet LGP still managed to log stellar multiples. How?
March 7, 2017
Six years ago today, TPG and Leonard Green & Partners finalized their buyout of J. Crew for just about $3 billion. But the controversy surrounding the deal began long before its completion.
February 15, 2017
It’s been a good half-decade for Blue Coat Systems. The cybersecurity provider has been acquired three times since 2012, and with each sale its value has roughly doubled—a success story driven...
February 6, 2017
Ten years ago today, Madison Dearborn Partners completed a deal that, if nothing else, surely resulted in a fragrant board room.
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