Yellow Wood Unveils $225M Fund With Ropes & Gray's Help

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 3:52 PM EST) -- Yellow Wood Partners LLC has raised $225 million for its inaugural fund from a cadre of investors drawn to the management team’s track record in the consumer packaged goods industry, the private equity newcomer announced Wednesday.

The Boston-based firm exceeded its $200 million target, rallying a small group of blue chip investors based in North America, the Middle East and Australia, Yellow Wood said. While this is its first private equity fund, the fundraising was facilitated by the firm's role in the turnaround of several brands...
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