Amanda Good joins Searchlight to assemble value-creation team

Amanda Good

Amanda Fulmor Good has joined buyout shop Searchlight Capital Partners as partner and head of global value creation, responsible for improving the performance of such well-known holdings as Cengage Learning, Rackspace, and Univision.

Previously a partner at London-based buyout shop HgCapital, New York City-based Good (pictured) immediately marks herself as a force to watch in the U.S. private equity market. Not only is she a female partner in an industry that has too few women partners. She’s also leading a trend in which more and more buyout firms are hiring teams of consultants and operators dedicated to value creation.

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Fundraising Round-up: AUA Private Equity hits $310.8m; RCP $123m on small/emerging fund of funds

Fundraising Round-up, Preview of April 16 Edition of Private Equity Career News

**** New York City-based AUA Private Equity, which backs companies serving the Hispanic population, and which has close ties to Goya Foods, secures $310.8 million for a second fund, with help from placement agents Atlantic-Pacific Capital of Stamford, Connecticut and Probitas Fund Group of San Francisco. That’s according to a regulatory filing. Try Managing Partner Andy Unanue.

**** New York City-based The Firmament Group, a provider of debt and equity to small and medium-sized companies, raises $130.5 million from 27 investors for Firmament Capital Partners SBIC III LP, according to a regulatory filing. Elm Capital Associates Ltd of London pitched in on sales. Try Allie Reitman, head of administration and people.

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PrivateEquityCareer.com launches compensation survey

PrivateEquityCareer.com, publisher of Private Equity Career News, the weekly newsletter written by David M. Toll (pictured), has launched its first employee compensation survey.

For employees working on the deal-making or administrative sides of PE shops, the study will provide accurate salary, bonus, and carry data with which to benchmark your compensation. It will also cover a host of other components of compensation, from co-investment programs to 401Ks.


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