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RLJ Equity Partners is finally putting money to work, though probably not exactly in the way founder Robert L. Johnson, the billionaire media mogul, envisioned when he set out more than four years ago to invest in media, financial services and business services industries. In its first platform investment, the mid-market buyout firm on Jan. […]
Firm: ACI Capital Headquarters: New York Leader: Kevin Penn Number of Investment Professionals: 9 ACI Capital, once a promising mid-market buyout shop, has stopped investing in new platform companies. Executives at the New York-based firm told investors in September that they would wind down the portfolio after making only two investments from its second fund, […]
Firm: Leonard Green & Partners Top executives: John Danhakl, Peter Nolan, Jon Sokoloff Founded: 1989 Investment Professionals: 21 Strategy: Invests in control buyouts, as well as public debt and equity securities and other structured equity transactions Leonard Green & Partners LP is back in the buyout game. The Los Angeles-based firm on Jan. 13 announced […]
Firm: Water Street Healthcare Partners Year Founded: 2005 Headquarters: Chicago Leader: Tim Dugan, Managing Partner Strategy: Create market-leading platform companies in diagnostic devices, medical products, specialty distribution and other niche segments of the health care industry that can eventually be sold to larger strategic buyers. Number of Investment Professionals: 13, plus five operating partners The […]
Firm: KPS Capital Partners LP Senior Executives: Michael Psaros, managing partner; David Shapiro, managing partner; Jay Bernstein, partner; Stephen Hoey, partner and CFO; Raquel Palmer, partner. Strategy: Invests in turnarounds of underperforming or distressed businesses, financial restructurings and businesses in bankruptcy. Investment Professionals: 20 Headquarters: New York Executives at KPS Capital Partners LP sold a […]
Firm: Advent International Headquarters: Boston, with offices in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe and Western Europe Founded: 1984 Key Professionals: Peter Brooke, chairman; Conor Boden, head of portfolio board development; Stephen Hoffmeister, managing director Number of Investment Pros: 140+ It wasn’t long ago that LBO shops could generate decent returns with hardly any expertise […]
Firm: J.P. Morgan Funds: J P Morgan Secondary Private Equity Investors LLC, J.P. Morgan Secondary Private Equity Investors Offshore Special L.P. Amount Raised: $1.06 billion The asset management arm of J.P. Morgan has raised a just over $1 billion toward a fund targeting investments in the secondary market, adding to the flood of capital that […]
Bain Capital has begun executing on a relatively new strategy in China of investing in companies serving the country's rapidly expanding middle class.

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