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Is Roark Capital Building a Franchise Bubble?

The Private Equity Stakeholder Project has published a report on Roark Capital, which has collected billions from investors in recent years. Will those investors get it back? Private equity firm Roark Capital, based in Atlanta, recently launched fundraising for…

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Petco’s IPO: All Bark and No Bite?

The private equity-owned retailer’s market share has shrunk and staffing cuts mean employees are stretched Private equity-owned pet supply retailer Petco is seeking to raise $744 million this week through an initial public offering (IPO).[1] In recent months,…

Reports

Endeavour Capital Performance Lags Peers

(Full report available here) Endeavour Capital is a Portland, Oregon-based private equity manager with investments focused on the Western US. While some of Endeavour Capital’s early funds were strong performers, the private equity firm has struggled to…

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