Steve Rockwell

Time to embrace private equity

Private equity firms have proven to be a major source of financing for early-stage restaurant companies, and with both successes and failures on record it’s no surprise that entrepreneurs look upon these investments with equal amounts excitement and trepidation.

The excitement comes from having private equity firms supply the resources — namely money — for growth. The trepidation comes from fear of ceding control to firms often seen as mercenary Wall Street typ

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