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Large investors challenge Blackstone over child labor

Some of private equity firm Blackstone’s largest investors have increased scrutiny of the private equity firm after Blackstone-owned slaughterhouse cleaning company Packers Sanitation Services (PSSI) in February paid a $1.5 million US Department of Labor (DOL) fine for “oppressive…

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PESP researcher Michael Fenne presents at NDRN panel

In early March, PESP researcher Michael Fenne participated in a panel discussion at the 2023 National Disability Rights Virtual Conference, hosted by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). The panel title was “Using Access Authority to as a Tool…

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Private equity healthcare acquisitions – February 2023

In light of the growing investor interest in healthcare and the risks associated with private equity ownership of healthcare companies, the Private Equity Stakeholder Project is tracking private equity-backed healthcare acquisitions. Below is a list of private equity healthcare…

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Private Equity Profits from Incarceration: 2023 Fact Sheet

See Fact Sheet here. A handful of private equity firms, drawing on capital from pension funds, foundations, endowments, insurance companies, and other institutional investors have invested heavily in companies providing services to prisons, jails, and detention facilities around the…

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