Kinko's Goes Corporate

With buyout firm CD&R on board, the laid-back chain of copy shops is heading toward an IPO

The mood was buoyant as the partners and store managers of Kinko's Inc. arrived in San Diego for the company's 26th annual meeting and picnic on July 11. As always, the attendees heard presentations, watched skits, and applauded employees cited for creative ideas. But this year, there would be something new: outsiders.

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