Cava Group, backed by investors including Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich, is acquiring restaurant chain Zoe's Kitchen Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) for about $300 million, as Americans spend more money at restaurants.
Exponent, a new group of women dealmakers, brought together 200 women from private equity funds, investment banks, entrepreneurs and advisors for the Exponent Exchange, featuring Sallie Krawcheck as the keynote speaker.
Dating app Bumble, founded by Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, is best known for challenging "the antiquated rules of dating" by requiring that women "talk first to set an equal tone from the start." Now the startup is launching a venture capital fund to invest in women-led businesses.
From the Carlyle Group and PPC Partners to Huron Capital and Soundcore Capital Partners, these 10 PE firms raised new funds recently, despite an overall dip in fundraising for U.S. private equity firms.
The third edition of Mergers and Acquisitions special report celebrates 35 leading female transaction professionals, including Sarah Bradley, co-founder of middle-market private equity firm Kainos Capital.
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