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Raquel Palmer, KPS Capital Partners, turnaround, women in PE
When a group of hedge funds and debtholders were exploring an exit from Electrical Components International in May 2014, the company’s growth opportunity for a new buyer was not obvious. ECI, an international wire-harness manufacturer, relied heavily on the North American appliance industry and one customer, and it didn’t have a low-cost solution for European markets. “It […]
private equity, Permira, John Coyle, Laura O'Donnell, International Deal of the Year Award 2019
Getting behind consumers’ growing recognition of the benefits of vitamins and supplements, Permira leveraged the industry’s demand for quality to create some of the fastest-growing brands globally. The European buyout firm in March 2018 sold Atrium Innovations to Nestlé, generating a 4.3x return and 43 percent gross IRR.
Vista Equity, Robert Smith
Steve Lucas, head of Marketo, remembers the first time he met Robert Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. It was July 2016. Lucas, a sales and marketing executive with a strong product background, was looking for his next career move. He had spent several years at SAP, most recently as president in the enterprise platform and analytics.
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Editor’s note: The interactive graphics embedded in this story no longer work because they were built with Google’s Fusion Tables technology, which Google discontinued on December 3, 2019. Buyouts will update the graphics if a technical solution becomes available.  By Sam Sutton Private equity executives made political contributions to unabashed liberals, pragmatic Democrats, Republican centrists […]

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