Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Feb 4 2008 | 3:20pm ET
Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, has closed its second institutional p.e. fund, Roark Capital Partners II, with $1 billion of equity commitments.
Roark’s first institutional offering, raised in March 2005, has $413 million of equity commitments.
Roark focuses on consumer and business service companies with attractive growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to $1 billion. Its specific areas of focus include franchising, food and restaurants, specialty retail, direct marketing and financial services companies.
“We are extremely pleased with the support received from our existing and new investors,” said Neal Aronson, managing partner of Roark Capital Group. “The new fund will allow us to continue our strategy of investing in consumer and business service companies with outstanding management teams and strong growth prospects.”
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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