Private-equity firms flex savings clout in downturn

Private-equity firms flex savings clout in downturn

It’s never too late to lend a helping hand.

Occasionally viewed as buyout-hungry titans or financial engineers, private-equity firms these days are stepping into the role of white knight by using their expertise to help portfolio companies survive the economic storm.

By implementing supply chain programs or simply using the vast expertise of various holding companies to find best practices, these restaurant owners are helping operators save money and build sales.

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