Saturday, 25 April 2015
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Feb 1 2010 | 11:08am ET
Newly-formed private equity investment firm Weld North announced today that Steven Berger will be joining the firm as vice chairman and chief financial officer.
Weld North, which was founded by former Kaplan, Inc. CEO Jonathan Grayer in partnership with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will identify acquisition opportunities and strategically invest in and operate a variety of businesses in the consumer services, education, media, personal services and marketing sectors, among others.
“I could not be more pleased to have Steve join me at Weld North,” said Grayer. “With Steve’s strong track record of creating long term value in companies across a variety of sectors, he will be a great asset to our business.”
Berger added, “I am very excited about the substantial opportunity in front of us and, with the support of KKR, to build a unique, industry leading firm well positioned to acquire, operate and expand consumer services companies in today’s environment.”
Berger began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he spent over 15 years. Since 1998, Berger has concentrated on growth company investing, most recently, as a founding partner of Richmond Park Partners, a London-based merchant banking firm.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…