GPs back ‘rock star’ managers to amp returns

  • RedBird, Pine Brook, Riata Capital back heavy-hitting CEOs
  • Private capital lines up behind big-name entrepreneurs
  • Firms focus on established industries in finance, hospitality, consumer sectors
Private equity investors are increasingly looking for seasoned, successful executives — so-called “rock stars” — to drive performance at their portfolio companies. RedBird Capital took it to the extreme with one recent deal, teaming with real-life rocker Jon Bon Jovi. RedBird last ...

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