From LBO to IPO: Kinetic Concepts' Perfect Deal

Santini, Laura
April 2004
Investment Dealers' Digest;4/26/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 17, p34
Trade Publication
Discusses the launch by U.S.-based medical device manufacturer Kinetic Concepts Inc. of a multimillion-dollar initial public offering (IPO) on February 23, 2004. Value earned by Kinetic's private equity owners, Fremont Partners LP and Blum Capital Partners LP, from their investment in the 1997 leveraged buyout of the company; Details of the history behind the huge sum of IPO launched by Kinetics; Performance of the company after the IPO.


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