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Taking classes 30,000 feet in the air

Portfolio Company: The Great Courses Virgin American airlines and The Great Courses have teamed up to help travelers “pass the time in a rewarding and informative way,” says Ed Leon, chief brand officer of The Great Courses. Starting...

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More exits in 2014 than new deals

Firm News “It is definitely a seller’s market,” Brentwood Associates partner Bill Barnum told Private Equity Analyst. U.S. private equity firms posted a record year in 2014, making 448 exits with a total value of $175.28 billion,...

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The Great Courses has top food course this month

Portfolio Company: The Great Courses “Food: A Cultural Culinary History” by Ken Albala is the top food-themed audiobook featured in Rochelle O’Gorman’s list for the Times Union in Albany, New York. The series of lectures is produced...

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Brentwood Associates acquires Excelligence Learning Corporation

Portfolio Company: Excelligence Learning Corporation Brentwood Associates announced that it has acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products,...

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Economy not too hot and not too cold

Firm News The economy is “not so hot there’s inflation risk and not so cold that the economy is in danger of a recession,” a sort of Goldilocks period, reports Vicki Young in her Women’s Wear Daily article “Bright Spots Seen in...

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