Brave New World At peHUB

Today, I was reading the wires, and my competitors, when I spotted something familiar. There’s a story in the New York Post about the sale of Aspen Dental and how the company could be sold for $500 million.

But wait. Didn’t I—meaning peHUB—report last week that Leonard Green & Partners was buying Aspen for $500 million? I believe so. Without thinking, I did what I always do. I started writing a snarky email to my boss, where I giggled about my competitor’s ignorance.  I was nearly done before I realized that Dan is gone. Heavy sigh.

And that’s one of my biggest losses here with how things are changing. I’ve only been at peHUB for three months, but I’ve been a reporter for over 10 years. Some of you know me pretty well, some a little bit and some wonder why my avatar is so goofy. But let me tell you this. Rarely have I found someone who can talk scoops with me, as well as what’s going on in the PE world, and how my cat is doing, all rolled into one person. That was my boss. Dan might be too busy with his new job to talk to me now.

It’s a brave new world at peHUB now. I will try my best to keep things to Dan’s high standard. I might have to rely on my readers to help me along through the transition.

So does anyone know what’s going on with the Kool Smiles auction?

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