Yucaipa Companies - Bruce Drum (AirlinersGallery.com)

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  • From Wikipedia:

    The Yucaipa Companies, LLC is an American private equity firm founded in 1986 by Ronald Burkle. It specializes in private equity and venture capital, with a focus on middle-market companies, growth capital, industry consolidation, leveraged buyouts, and turnaround investments. It generally invests $25–$300 million in companies with $300–$500 million in revenues.

    Yucaipa has a history of leveraged buyouts in supermarket and grocery chains, beginning with Jurgensen's Markets in 1986. After several standalone investments in the late 1980s, it went on to lead the consolidation of West Coast retail that occurred during the 1990s due in part to the rise of discount centers like Wal-Mart.[3][4] In October 2014, The Yucaipa Companies acquired British retailer Tesco's Fresh and Easy chain five years after it had entered the U.S. market.