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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.
Apr 3, 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.
Mar 22, 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.
Feb 7, 2018
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.
Dec 1, 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.
Nov 17, 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.
Sep 15, 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?
Mar 28, 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.
Mar 7, 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...
Feb 15, 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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