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Jun 11 2012 | 12:29pm ET
New York-based Weld North, a private equity firm founded by former Kaplan CEO Jonathan Grayer in partnership with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, has tapped another Kaplan vet, Justin Serrano, as managing director.
Serrano, who was most recently president of Kaplan K12 and college prep programs at Kaplan Test Prep, brings 20 years’ experience in the education industry to his new post in which he will be identifying and managing investments in that sector.
"We are very excited that Justin is joining the Weld North team," said Grayer, Weld North’s chairman and CEO. "Justin is a real talent, a great operator and has significant experience at Kaplan in scaling profitable businesses in the retail education and K-12 sectors. I've known Justin for 17 years and I am confident that he will be a strong member of our management team and afantastic leader of education businesses we buy."
Weld North focuses on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with private equity giant KKR, Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cashflow.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...