Why Dunkin' is looking to private equity, again

Oct 26, 2020
In a year of mixed fortunes, the coffee and doughnut giant may sell the business to private equity.
Dunkin’ Brands was sold to private equity firms in 2005, then it went public again in 2011.
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Dunkin' Brands in talks for sale to private equity

Inspire Brands, the owner of Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Jimmy John's, is in talks to buy Dunkin’ Brands.
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Deadspin journalists reunite with new site, Defector, and new business model

Jul 29, 2020
It's a whole new ballgame when it comes to how Defector staffers will operate their digital media company.
Writers and editors for Defector will own and operate their new digital media company, and staffers will get paid as the money comes in.
Courtesy Defector

Private equity is in the hot seat on Capitol Hill

Nov 19, 2019
Democrats want to rein in their acquisitions. The firms' allies are pushing back.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has proposed a bill that would hold private equity firms accountable for the debt they accrue.
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Private equity bought Deadspin. It didn't work out.

Nov 1, 2019
The website, once the go-to for sports and culture, is now a shell of its former self.
Deadspin is effectively deceased.
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How public-private partnerships fund national landmarks

Oct 3, 2019
The monuments on the National Mall in Washington D.C. memorialize the country’s wars and great leaders, and one might assume that the federal government pays for all of them. But they’re actually funded in large part by private citizens. Take the Washington Monument, which recently reopened after three years of renovations. The view from the […]
Birds fly over The Washington Monument.
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How Toys R Us workers got the retailer's private equity owners to pay severance

Nov 23, 2018
The private equity firms Bain and KKR announced this week that they will contribute $20 million to a compensation fund for former employees of Toys R Us. The retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2017, laying off tens of thousands of workers without severance packages. And for months, those former employees have been […]
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