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Restaurant Chain Franchising on a Slow but Steady Rise

Featured Managing Director: Rahul Aggarwal Franchisers have stepped up incentive programs to help entice would-be entrepreneurs in a slow economy, reported the Los Angeles Times. But longtime franchisees caution that success, if it comes, will take time. Entrepreneurs may have trouble franchising or getting a loan for just one restaurant, according to Brentwood Associates managing director Rahul…

Veggie Grill Raises $11 Million from Investors

Portfolio Company News: Veggie Grill Santa Monica-based Veggie Grill announced that it successfully completed a third round of equity funding, raising $11 million to support the company’s ongoing expansion, the Los Angeles Business Journal reported. Veggie Grill recently partnered with private equity firm Brentwood Associates to raise funds from new and current shareholders, as well as to supply additional funds…

Buyout Business Reflects on Losses

Featured Partner: Bill Barnum In his ten-year retrospective on 9/11, Buyouts reporter Gregory Roth interviewed private equity leaders throughout the country, including Bill Barnum, Partner at Brentwood Associates, to explore the long-term economic consequences of the attacks. “The new world order is far less predictable than it was before the attacks,” Barnum says in the article. “We’re…

Partner Anthony Choe Wins ’40 Under 40′ from M&A Advisor Recognition Awards

Featured Partner: Anthony Choe Brentwood Associates announces Partner Anthony Choe is one of the 2011 M&A Advisor  “40 Under 40″ Award Winners. The second annual M&A Advisor Recognition Awards aim to recognize and promote emerging business leaders in the international mergers and acquisitions and financing industries. According to Partner Bill Barnum, “The ’40 Under 40′ recognition is well-deserved for…