Circle Peak Capital’s Adam Smith Advances To New Heights

Sep 14 2006 | 12:00am ET

By Kate Mcgregor 

At first glance, Circle Peak Capital looks like every other private equity firm — a lofty name indicating a sky’s-the-limit investing philosophy, an office with expansive views of Midtown and a portfolio of enviable deals. But speaking with managing partner and founder, a casually confident jeans and loafer-clad Adam Smith, it becomes apparent that the three-year-old firm, which is slated to close its fourth deal in 14 months on Oct. 1, isn’t your traditional buyout shop. It has led and sponsored deals with over $240 million in transaction value since last summer, but the firm doesn’t yet have a closed-end fund.


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