Complexity Squared

MacFadyen, Ken
August 2009
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;8/24/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 34, p14
The article discusses the introduction by private equity (PE) firms of more complexity to their investments as a way to put money to work. David Cohn of Mosaic Capital coined the term "structured minority-stake alternative capital" investments which attracted the attention of PE firms. BC Partners has invested 350 million U.S. dollars in Office Depot, which was structured in a way that put to rest worries about valuation or future performance. Meanwhile, Lincolnshire Management has invested 35 million U.S. dollars into Wabash National Corp.


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