Aquiring non-tech in the West Coast

Firm News: Cover Story

In Special Report “From West Coast springs far more than tech deals,” Bill Barnum, a partner at Brentwood Associates tells Buyouts: “There’s a ton of non-tech out here. … We expected coming out of the recession to have some really busy years, but it took longer than we thought. We’re in a nice upswing now.”
Private equity firms have purchased 1,640 companies in the last 10 years and high technology accounted for 21 percent of deals sponsored by West Coast private equity firms. Brentwood Associates recently acquired Marshall Retail Group of Las Vegas as well as 21 taco Bell restaurants for its K-MAC Holdings Corp platform.