Wakefield, Massachusetts-based Phelps Industries has been in the pet food game since 1966, but with backing from Wafra Partners, it has undergone a modern facelift.
Just a few years ago, iconic Chicago pizza chain Giordano’s was struggling. After a capital infusion from private equity firm Victory Park Capital and new leadership, the business is now thriving.
As the leading producer of audio and multimedia tours for cultural institutions, Antenna International engages visitors across the globe. With backing from private equity firm The Wicks Group, Antenna is improving its efficiency, innovating and entering new markets.
Consumer research firm IRI is giving data about spending habits the 21st-century treatment, helping clients make informed decisions about sales, marketing and media buying.
Private equity firm Sterling Partners is taking a hands-on approach to education investing and is building strong businesses—from a for-profit law school to a student recruitment firm—to help students succeed.