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Parthenon Capital last week washed its hands of Atkins Nutritionals Inc., the low-carb company that went from plump to emaciated in less than a year. Parthenon is asking LPs to forgive its transgression, and to pony up for a new $1 billion fund. “Atkins is a big issue for us, and I still don’t know […]
Size, it seems, is everything. It’s all well and good for private equity firms to gang up and bid double digit billions to take companies private, but does this set a positive precedent for the private equity industry? If nothing else, the US$11.3bn bid for SunGard definitively confirmed the trend towards ballsier buyout trades. The […]
9/11 Memorial, One World Trade Center
Lane MacDonald was staring at a conference room monitor at Boston-based Alta Communications as the first news reports of the Sept. 11 attacks began streaming in. Few specifics had been provided, but MacDonald was already uneasy about the safety of his colleagues. “When I first heard the reports, I had some concern because we almost […]
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