Buyouts’ Five Questions with Bill Barnum

Featured Partner: Bill Barnum

For its recurring special section “Five Questions With,” Buyoutsreporter Greg Roth interviewed Brentwood Associates Partner Bill Barnum about the most important trends in consumer private equity, whether social media is important for portfolio companies to engage in, and the difference in private equity firms on the East and West coasts.

On the topic of trends in consumer private equity, Barnum said, “On the whole, the consumer industry bounced back pretty significantly from where it was. It may have been more volatile during the downturn, but now it seems to be recovering quite strongly. That’s a little surprising given the current level of unemployment, but consumer companies seem to be doing pretty well now.”